Vegetable Soup

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This easy homemade Vegetable Soup recipe is comforting, good for you, and so much better than canned soup! You will love this healthy and hearty one pot meal!

Vegetable Soup

Homemade Vegetable Soup

I made a big pot of Vegetable Soup last week and I’ve decided that Vegetable Soup needs to be in our regular rotation. This classic soup is so simple to make and SO good! We ate the soup for dinner one night and then I enjoyed the leftovers for lunch all week. One bowl of this soup warmed me up and filled me up!

And good news, the boys liked this soup too. I will be honest, when I told them we were having vegetable soup for dinner, there were a few complaints, but when I told them they had to at least try it, they did, and one bite led to another and another and they ended up eating like champs. I think the Parmesan cheese and crusty bread helped, they love dunking anything and everything, but I was ok with that. They got a bowl full of veggies for dinner and that made this mama happy!

Vegetable Soup Recipe

How to Make Vegetable Soup

Vegetable soup is easy to make at home and SO much better than canned soup. This soup is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free! It is healthy, hearty, and delicious!

You can use whatever vegetables you have on hand, but these are my favorite vegetables to include:

  • onion
  • carrots
  • celery
  • red bell pepper
  • zucchini
  • potatoes
  • green beans
  • corn
  • peas

I feel like these are all “safe” vegetables for kids too, making this a kid friendly soup! YAY!

If you have other vegetables to use up in your fridge, feel free to add mushrooms, asparagus, spinach, kale, parsnips, broccoli or cauliflower. I use frozen green beans, corn, and peas because we always have them in our freezer. If you make this soup in the summertime and have fresh vegetables to use up, you can certainly go the fresh route! All vegetables are welcome in this healthy soup!

Vegetable Soup in bowl

Best Vegetable Soup Recipe

The soup is made with vegetable broth and diced tomatoes. It is light but very filling because of all of the hearty vegetables. I add in fresh garlic, thyme, basil and bay leaves for flavor. Make sure you remove the bay leaves before serving.

You can serve the soup with crusty bread and grated Parmesan cheese, if desired. Our boys favorite way to enjoy this easy vegetable soup recipe!

This recipe makes a big pot of soup so be prepared to eat leftovers, it reheats perfectly and is SO good for lunch or a busy weeknight dinner. The soup also freezes well, put some containers of soup in the freezer for a rainy day!

This easy homemade vegetable soup is a good one! Add it to your regular rotation. I know I am making another pot this week.If you are trying to eat more veggies, this is the soup for YOU! Bring on the veggies!

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Vegetable Soup in pot

Vegetable Soup

This healthy and hearty homemade vegetable soup is comforting and good for you! Enjoy a bowl for lunch or dinner!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Total Time
1 hour 5 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 2 celery ribs chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini chopped
  • 6 Yukon gold potatoes chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 3 (14.5 oz) cans vegetable broth
  • 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen green beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen peas


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion, carrot, and celery and cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add in the garlic, red pepper, zucchini, and potatoes. Cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the vegetable broth, tomatoes, bay leaves, thyme, basil, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and let the soup simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft.
  3. Stir in the green beans, corn, and peas and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until vegetables are cooked through.
  4. Remove the bay leaves and season with additional salt and pepper, if necessary. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Vegetable Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 321mg13%
Potassium 774mg22%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 3740IU75%
Vitamin C 45.5mg55%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. It was absolutely delicious!!! I feel very privileged that we were there to taste test it! It’s definitely on my list of staples now.

  2. I love vegetable soup and I NEVER feel guilty for having two, maybe three bowls because I am after all eating tons of veggies! This looks like a great recipe.

  3. Just made a double batch for my freezer stash! So delicious! I add chickpeas and white beans for protein but otherwise this is perfect! 

  4. 5 stars
    I love this soup! I made it weekly over the winter, and have it again simmering on the stove this week. So delicious, and an easy way to eat my veggies. 🙂 I’ve been omitting the potatoes, corn, and peas but just add more of everything else. A keeper for sure!

  5. I kept trying to make my own vegetable soup and wasn’t happy. I found this one and I am in love!

    trying to give it a 5 star rating but it won’t let me!

  6. This sounds wonderful. I may try substituting barley for the potatoes. I may cook the barley ahead of time and adding with the frozen veggies.

  7. New to GF ( gluten free ) because this is all veggies, is it gluten free?

    PS I have made this several times for soup day at work and I never come home with left overs!

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