Rating: 3.4 stars
1797 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 359
  • 4 star values: 492
  • 3 star values: 556
  • 2 star values: 291
  • 1 star values: 99

This basic vegetable soup can be made with any combination of fresh or frozen vegetables, so the soup will taste a little different each time. The recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled to feed all the vegetable soup fans at your table.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onions or leeks, celery, and Italian seasoning; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions are translucent, 5 to 8 minutes.

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  • Add broth, tomatoes and their juice, tomato paste, and 3 cups water to pot; bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook, uncovered, 20 minutes.

  • Add vegetables to pot, and return to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, until vegetables are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Let cool before storing.

Cook's Notes

Freeze soup in small containers, then pull out only what you need; there's no need to thaw the soup before reheating.

Reviews (44)

1797 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 359
  • 4 star values: 492
  • 3 star values: 556
  • 2 star values: 291
  • 1 star values: 99
Rating: 5.0 stars
04/01/2020
I've made this a bunch of times. It's inexpensive, versatile, healthy, and yummy!
Rating: 5.0 stars
02/26/2020
It's FANTASTIC! I love making "Stoups": (Midway between a Soup and a Stew), with whatever I happen to have available.) It's a complete protein,, so it will be edible for Vegans, as well as Meat Eaters. It's also very pretty, with emerald green peppers, pearls of cocktail onion, and brilliant orange carrots. All you need do after that, is add the Onyx of Black beans, the gold of corn and a box full of cherry tomatoes and add to whatever stock boxes you have. It freezes well, looks attractive and tastes sublime!
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2019
I've made this so many times with variations of either spicy sausage or ham bone and left over ham .... I've NEVER had anyone be complain and the hubby LOVES it in any variation!!! So easy to add to ... So easy to "soup up" with any ideas!! Literally one of the most made recipes in my kitchen!
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2019
I loved this soup! It fed a surprisingly large amount of people (I think around 8-12 people). I also added a boiled chicken breast to give it a bit of meat, and it was a big hit.
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2019
This is my favorite vegetable soup!
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2018
I've never made vegetable soup myself, and this recipe was simple and easy to follow, with delicious results. I omitted the entire first step because I didn't have any fresh onion or celery on hand, and I added the Italian seasoning in step 2. I used frozen vegetables, and the soup turned out great. Served with a side of freshly baked cornbread, this recipe was a hit with my family! I will definitely be adding it to my dinner rotation!
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Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2018
I did not use canned diced tomatoes because they have an added preservative in them to maintain their shape. The result is a rubbery bit of 'red something' with absolutely no flavor. Instead, I used (homemade) canned tomatoes. You can also use peeled whole tomatoes from a can, crushed with your hands. I also used beef broth.
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2018
This recipe is as close to my mother's standard Sunday soup as I could find. It is wonderful. The comment about it being too much tomato got it totally wrong. This is the reason I like it. Most veggie soup doesn't have enough tomato. I make it for groups with cornbread and they all flip. I might go overboard on the veggies sometimes, but hey.
Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2017
Too much tomato. Ends up being tomato soup with vegetables. 14 or 15 ounce can would be plenty. Added som beans. Great flavor from the Italian seasoning.
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2017
This is my favorite vegetable soup recipe. I added squash, broccoli, cauliflower, a couple bay leaves, and minced garlic. I also added some sugar and heavy cream to even out the tomato taste and make it sweeter.
Rating: Unrated
12/29/2016
Have made this several times, always delicious. My favorite veg soup recipe! I think the tomato paste and Italian seasoning make it especially good.
Rating: Unrated
12/28/2016
Kerala Sambar is different from the typical Sambars made in the other South Indian states. Kerala Sambar is made using a mixture of different vegetables whereas the other sambhar is made using a single vegetable. The vegetables mostly added to Sambar are the following :- * Potato * Plantain (Vazhakka) * Yam (Chenna) * Carrot * Drum Sticks (Muringakka) * Okra/Lady’s Finger (Vendakka) * Beans * Sambar Cucumber (Velarikka) * Ash Gourd (Kumbalanga) * Ivy Gourd (Kovakka) * Tomato * Pumpkin (Mathanga)
Rating: 1 stars
11/30/2016
I added several cubes of beef bouillon and a little bit of sugar to the pot. The recipe as written is very bland and taste like tomatoes. It was much better after I spruced it up a little.
Rating: Unrated
03/01/2016
Hello Stewart! Amazing! I added some sugar in the tomato soup. It was made so delicious. The tomato soup was made awesome, perfect fall treat. To Know More: http://bit.ly/1VcL9Nl
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2016
I was looking for a super easy vegetable soup recipe using frozen veggies. Love it. Easy adaptable. Made 2 pots this week alone. Great for lunches and a good way to start 2016!
Rating: 1 stars
01/15/2016
Made it today. Average. Nothing special. Will not make again.
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2015
It looks great & nutritious!So good.
Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2015
I've never been a fan of vegetable soup but this recipe was yummy. If you want the soup to taste extra flavorful, substitute your veggie or chicken broth for beef broth. I used beef broth and this recipe was excellent!
Rating: Unrated
01/12/2015
Made this the other day. My very picky kids loved it, so did I. Used a combination of fresh and frozen vegetables, added some spinach and white beans. Also made some elbow macaroni on the side, let the kids add it to their bowls. Had to let simmer longer than recipe calls for. But overall great recipe!
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2015
This soup was absolutely amazing! My husband and I are currently sing the Daniel fast with our church, so I decided to try this awesome recipe last night... Along with the fact that my husband was trying to get over the flu so he needed something to get rid of that ole crud LOL. He loved it and said it was one of the best things I made ever lol. I added in some crushed garlic while letting the onions cook, and that gave the entire soup great flavor.
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2014
I love this soup! It is really similar to ABC vegetable soup from Campbells. I use zucchini, peas, green beans, potatoes, carrots, sometimes bell pepper and a mix of leek and onion. Kids love it too :) Saves in the fridge well!
Rating: Unrated
10/08/2014
Delicious! I added garlic and it dramatically improved the soup. Recommend you dice your veggies such as potatoes and carrots small and thin versus chunks, you won't be disappointed!
Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2014
Really great vegetable soup! I didn't have a can of tomatoes just fresh roma tomatoes. I used 6 of them and I used okra (for consistency) instead of the tomato paste, corn, carrots and garbanzo beans for protein. I omitted the celery since I don't care for it. You can't go wrong with this recipe.
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2013
Have made this soup at least three times. All have enjoyed it. Great soup for health as well as taste. Good stuff.
Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2013
Very good soup. If you are looking for that smooth, Campbell's vegetable soup red, add a can of crushed tomatoes in place of the diced tomatoes.
Rating: Unrated
02/16/2013
Trying it out on a cold day
Rating: Unrated
01/13/2011
This is a great soup to freeze for a cold night. I added macaroni because I had extra on hand. Very good.
Rating: Unrated
01/13/2011
This is a great soup to freeze for a cold night. I added macaroni because I had extra on hand. Very good.
Rating: Unrated
12/30/2008
Fun to make (with a nice glass of wine :)... used 3 cans of beef broth and added cubed beef for my carnivore boyfriend! Added the beef with the onion and celery. We'll see how he likes it when he gets home from night shift!
Rating: Unrated
11/13/2008
I made this and was surprise of how good it was. This is a good base for crab soup. I would have never thought to add italian seasoning to a vegetable soup. This is a keeper
Rating: Unrated
10/11/2008
The recipe uses broth and water, water usually isn't included in most ingrediant lists. Over all you will have 6 cups of liquid and as it simmers the water gets evaporated. Most cooks should know this. Make sure you use both broth and water.
Rating: Unrated
09/23/2008
This recipe calls for 3 cans of broth but says to add 3 cups of water.
Rating: Unrated
09/22/2008
This soup is wonderful. You can add just about any vegetable your heart desires (or whatever might be on hand). I make it several times a year.
Rating: Unrated
04/02/2008
This was a hit with my family, my six year old loved it! I made a half batch because there is no room in the freezer for left-overs. Used green beans, brussel sprouts, carrorts, and red potatoes. Served with crusty bread, olive oil and parm. Super easy and fast!
Rating: Unrated
03/09/2008
I am making this again, today adding chix breast. Use 4 cans of chix broth, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, celery, onions, garlic, cauliflower. Two cans of diced tomato, ground pepper, thyme, bay leaf. Serve with crusty bread, garlic croutons on top, with grated chz, drzzle EVO!! Lots of chilled Pinot Grigio, Italaian.
Rating: Unrated
02/19/2008
EXCELLENT SOUP WITH SANDWICH ON A COLD DAY. I CUT THE CELERY TO 1/2 CUP AND ADDED 1 TEASPOON OF GARLIC POWDER AND 1 TEASPOON OF ITALIAN SEASONING. GREAT VARIATION
Rating: Unrated
02/09/2008
Delicious Soup! I've made it several times and it stores wonderfully. It's great with cornbread or a grilled cheese.
Rating: Unrated
02/07/2008
I didn't like the first bowl of this soup at all. In fact, I threw away the recipe but I kept the rest of the soup in the refrigerator. The following day, I decided to try a second bowl. It tasted pretty good. The next bowl was even better and so on. I now love this soup. It's like the flavor has to grow on you. I also tried adding some Spam, cubed small, to it and it was even more delicious. I just printed the recipe again and will definitely make it again!
Rating: Unrated
01/28/2008
Fabulous - added the chicken
Rating: Unrated
01/24/2008
Absolutely delicious! For my finicky eaters though, I add 2-3 cooked chicken breasts (pulled apart) and 1-2 cups (prepared) whole wheat pasta. It helps bulk up the soup and allows my family to feel more satisfied after eating.
Rating: Unrated
01/17/2008
Wonderful! Use this for a base of alot of different soups. Today, this basic recipe, adding, ground chicken, canneoli beans escarole. Al most stew like, let simmer for about an hour. Serve with garlic croutons, great on this rainy day.
Rating: Unrated
12/30/2007
This is just so delicious! Easy to make and everything thinks you've spent hours in the kitchen!
Rating: Unrated
12/30/2007
This is just so delicious! Easy to make and everything thinks you've spent hours in the kitchen!
Rating: Unrated
12/30/2007
This is just so delicious! Easy to make and everything thinks you've spent hours in the kitchen!
Rating: Unrated
12/30/2007
This is just so delicious! Easy to make and everything thinks you've spent hours in the kitchen!
Rating: Unrated
12/26/2007
last night i hosted a xmas gathering for those close to me, many far from home. this soup recipe i made with all farmer's market fresh veggies. and then also the apple pie cider warmed my home and loved ones last night. i sent my guests home with canned blackberry bay leaf and red raspberry jam, all made the season such a creative one. thank you.