Vegetable Soup

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Vegetable Soup is hearty and savory, full of nourishing veggies like tomatoes, corn, green beans, celery, and potatoes, ready in under 45 minutes!

It’s cold outside, which means we’re warming up in the kitchen with all of our favorites like Ultimate Slow Cooker Pot Roast, Classic Beef Chili and Ultimate Sloppy Joes!

Easy Vegetable Soup
VEGETABLE SOUP

Vegetable Soup is the PERFECT dish for a cold day, made with hearty potatoes and corn, green beans, celery, carrots, and onions in a seasoned chicken broth.

I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite soup recipes of all time. I like to serve this with toasted garlic bread, a side salad, and some cheddar or parmesan cheese on top.

This vegetable soup recipe is really versatile. You can use whatever veggies that are in season, or this is a great recipe to use up leftover veggies from the night before. I’ve also made this using Italian seasoning or oregano, parsley, and thyme with various different types of broth before with a lot of success.

I usually make this on the stovetop because it’s pretty quick to throw together, but it does really well in both the slow cooker and the instant pot. Once you try this soup recipe, you will never look at the store-bought stuff the same way again.

HOW TO MAKE VEGETABLE SOUP IN THE SLOW COOKER

Vegetable soup is REALLY easy to make in the slow cooker. Just put everything in, stir to mix together, and cook on low for eight hours or on high for four hours. You can refer to my Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup for a similar version (but with beef – which you can definitely leave out if you want).

HOW LONG IS VEGETABLE SOUP GOOD FOR?

Vegetable soup will last wrapped tightly in the refrigerator for about 4 days. Reheat your soup over medium-low heat on the stove, stirring occasionally until warm.

CAN YOU FREEZE VEGETABLE SOUP?

Vegetable soup is perfect for making ahead and freezing. Let the soup cool down completely, then seal it in an airtight container and freeze for up to 5-6 months. I usually make a double batch when I make this just so I can freeze some for a quick dinner another night.

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HOW TO MAKE VEGETABLE SOUP IN THE INSTANT POT

  • Place all of your ingredients in the instant pot. Lock the lid and seal the pressure valve.
  • On manual mode, set the instant pot for 10 minutes on high. Let it release naturally.

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU ADD TO VEGETABLE SOUP?

  • Bell peppers
  • Mixed frozen veggies
  • Parsnips
  • Chickpeas
  • Kidney beans
  • Zucchini
  • Kale or spinach
  • Shredded cabbage

TIPS FOR MAKING VEGETABLE SOUP

  • To save time, you can substitute a drained can of diced tomatoes for hand-diced tomatoes in this homemade vegetable soup recipe.
  • Add browned ground beef, turkey, sausage, or cubed extra firm tofu to this recipe for a higher protein option. You can also use leftover Rotisserie Chicken!
  • Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth to make this soup vegetarian. You can also change which broth you’re using depending on your flavor preference.
  • If you’re going to add leafy greens to the soup, like kale or spinach, add them about 20 minutes before you’re ready to serve.
  • Add some al dente pasta right before serving to add some carbs to this vegetable soup recipe.
  • This recipe is dairy free as-is, but you can add 3/4 cup of half and half or coconut milk just before serving for a creamy vegetable soup recipe.
  • Add a dash of cayenne pepper, diced jalapeno, or red pepper flakes to add some spicy seasoning to this soup.
  • For a thicker soup base, add 3-4 tablespoons of tomato puree.
  • Use a taco seasoning packet for a Tex-Mex veggie soup and serve with crunchy tortilla chips.

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Vegetable Soup

4.95 from 37 votes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Course: Dinner, Soup
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder

Vegetable Soup is hearty and savory, full of nourishing veggies like tomatoes, corn, green beans, celery, and potatoes, ready in under 45 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 large potato peeled and diced
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup green beans chopped
  • 2 vine tomatoes diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups V-8 juice

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. In a large stock pot add the olive oil over medium heat and sauté the onions, celery and garlic for 4-5 minutes until translucent before adding in the rest of the ingredients and bringing to a boil, then reducing to a simmer for 30 minutes.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Amount per serving: 179 calories, Calories: 179g, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1389mg, Potassium: 775mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 4355g, Vitamin C: 42.4g, Calcium: 57g, Iron: 2.4g

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  1. FINALLY, a vegetable soup that I like! Time and again, I’ve tried recipes and … ehhh… Thank you for one that was really good. After the onion/garlic step, I sauteed all of the veg a bit before adding the broth/V8. Very good. Will add this into the rotation for us.

  2. Just making my second batch. I have a canner so I do a big batch and can it. I loved this soup and is a favourite now

  3. This turned out great! I made a vegan version and used vegetable broth and also added in a teaspoon of salt free seasoning blend and a bay leaf. I used a can of diced tomatoes instead of the V8. I sauteed the onion, garlic, and celery in the instant pot on the saute setting, and then I added the rest of the ingredients and cooked it on high pressure for 7 minutes with a natural release and it was perfect, especially with some nutritional yeast sprinkled on top. I will definitely keep making this…thanks for the great recipe!

  4. Absolutely delicious. I used low sodium chicken broth and Spicy low sodium V8. The spice gives it an extra kick. Also sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. This recipe will become a staple in my house.

  5. Delicious-so very good. I substituted a can of no-salt diced tomatoes and used a low-sodium chicken broth. Will definitely be making this soup again.

  6. I make a very similar soup but plan to try this one soon for variety. In mine, I start by browning a half pound of quality ground sirloin and we add barley. The v8 could really be a nice change to the crushed tomatoes I usually use too. Maybe spicy v8?

  7. Wonderful soup…i did not use V8.
    I roasted my own tomatoes with olive oil, salt/pepper and put some whole and the rest puree.

    I grated parmesan cheese. Delicious

    1. It’s a great recipe. I’ve been making vegetable soup since I was a kid. In the last few years, I’ve started adding a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to it and it really brightens it up.

  8. This has become one of my favorite soups! I chop the carrots, cellery, and onion very fine in the blender. Then instead of tomatoes I add tomato sauce (my husband refuses to eat anything with tomatoes in it) and some cooked ground beef. My husband even loves this meal, and he is faaaarrrr from a vegetable lover.

  9. This is the perfect vegetable soup recipe! I’ve made it 3 times and it’s very good. It’s the only one I will ever use!

  10. Cam across this recipe and it looks scrumptious However,
    I am from South Africa and am not quite sure of what V8 is. Could you please enlighten me

    1. V8 is a vegetable juice. It’s mainly tomato juice but also contains carrots, celery, lettuce, watercress, beets, spinach and parsley. Hope this helps!

  11. I always add more vegetables than on any recipe. I also never have v8 on hand and it still turns out amazing. Love this recipe I have made it so many times I have it memorized. I always go back to this one when I want something cozy.

  12. I added some cabbage and red kidney beans and fresh mushrooms. Plus I used vegetable juice. It turned out delicious!

  13. This soup is delicious! I love the addition of the V8. Really adds so much flavour. I don’t add the potato, I put 1/2 cup of barley instead.