Easy Homemade Vegetable Soup is a simple and versatile recipe that is healthy and packed with lots of zesty flavor and vegetables.
Keyword Vegetable Soup, Vegetarian Soup
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 1hour
2potatoespeeled and diced
3 to 4garlic cloves minced
2(15 ounce)cans diced tomatoes
1(46 ounce)large can tomato juice
4cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
1/4cupfresh chopped parsley or basil
1(12 ounce)bag frozen mixed vegetablethawed and drained
In a large pot over medium heat, add carrots, celery, potatoes, onion, garlic, diced tomatoes, tomato juice, broth, and parsley or basil. Stir to combine.
Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
Add salt and pepper, to taste, and mixed vegetables. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
Serve warm with a crusty bread and extra black pepper.
This soup can be stored covered in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
To freeze this soup, add to a gallon freezer bag (or two) or another airtight container. The soup can be kept in a deep freeze for 4 months, or in an upright freezer for 1-3 months.
Check the seasoning at the end. Add more salt and pepper to taste. I recommend adding extra black pepper because it takes the soup to the next level.
Customize this soup to your tastes! You can add sausage, beef, barley, rice, or any veggies of your choosing. Cook the meats, barley, or rice before adding them to the soup, and add them before the final simmer. If you're adding fresh veggies, add them for the first simmer with the carrots and celery. If you're adding cooked or leftover veggies add them for the final simmer.