Easy Homemade Vegetable Soup Recipe
This recipe for southern homemade vegetable soup is hearty, filled with healthy vegetables, easy to make and leftovers can be frozen.
This homemade vegetable recipe uses only six ingredients so it is budget-friendly. The secret to the delicious flavor is in the broth.
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Homemade Vegetable Soup is one of my favorite things about soup season.
As a southern girl, I grew up eating Homemade Vegetable Soup. My mother always started with corn, okra, and tomatoes. That was always considered to be the base for any vegetable soup. One of our summer rituals was to get in the kitchen and either freeze or can soup base for winter. Mama somehow knew how much she needed to keep us eating Vegetable soup all winter long.
Stovetop or Crockpot Recipe
This recipe can be made on the stovetop or in the Slow Cooker. It’s a delicious one-pot meal either way. Print the recipe card below and add this one to your regular meal plan.
One of the great things about homemade vegetable soup is the versatility of ingredients. You can include any of your family favorites. When I have the time, I will peel and dice fresh potatoes for this recipe and add them to the last hour of cook time.
- 4 cups of Chicken broth
- a 24 oz. bag of Frozen vegetables
- 2 (15 oz.) cans of petite diced canned tomatoes, do not drain
- 1 lb. Ground beef or ground turkey, browned and drained (optional)
- Diced potatoes
- Chopped celery
- Chopped chicken
Turn the Crockpot onto the high setting. I like to line my Crockpot with these disposable liners for easy cleanup.
Pour your chicken broth, tomatoes, frozen vegetables, and salt into the Crockpot and stir well.
Also See; How To Preserve Chicken Broth
Add enough hot water to finish filling up the slow cooker and cover the vegetables completely. This will become a delicious veggie broth in your soup. Add the lid to the crockpot.
While your easy homemade vegetable soup is heating up in the Crockpot, go ahead and brown the ground meat. After browning your ground beef, drain the fat off.
Remove the lid from the Crockpot and stir in the cooked and drained ground beef. Replace the lid. Turn the Crockpot down to the low setting that cooks for about 4 to 6 hours.
Serve and enjoy.
In a large Dutch oven, over high heat add the chicken broth, tomatoes, and frozen vegetables. Add the salt and stir.
Add enough hot water to completely cover the vegetables. Bring the soup to a boil and reduce the heat to medium.
Brown and drain the ground meat then add to the vegetable soup mixture and stir well.
Continue to cook over medium heat for about 30 to 45 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
Serve and enjoy.
What to serve with Vegetable Soup
One of the great things about soup for supper is the variety of side dishes you can serve with it. You can have soup and sandwiches, soup and salad or soup with bread or crackers. Here are a few recipes to help you decide.
- Southern Cornbread Recipe
- Waffle Iron Corn Bread
- Chef Salad An American Favorite
- Classic Caesar Salad Recipe
- Southern Pear & Cherry Salad
- Easy Rotisserie Chicken & Brie Sandwich with Savory Peach Spread
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Wraps Instant Pot® Or Skillet Easy Recipe
Homemade Vegetable Soup
- 4 Cups Chicken broth
- 24 oz. Bag of frozen vegetables Corn, Green beans & carrots.
- 2 15 oz. Cans of petite diced tomatoes Do not drain.
- 1 lb. Ground turkey Browned and drained.
- 3 Cups Hot water
- 1 tsp. Salt
- Turn the Crockpot to a high setting.
- Pour broth, tomatoes, frozen vegetables and salt into the Crockpot and stir to blend well.
- Add enough hot water to finish filling the crock and cover the vegetables completely. The idea is to make plenty of stock in your soup. Stir well.
- Allow the soup mix to heat up while you are browning the meat.
- Stir in the browned ground turkey and turn the temperature down to low setting.
- Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Serve with cornbread or saltines and enjoy!
- In a large Dutch oven, over high heat add the chicken broth, tomatoes, and frozen vegetables. Add the salt and stir.
- Add enough hot water to completely cover the vegetables. Bring the soup to a boil and reduce the heat to medium.
- Brown and drain the ground meat then add to the vegetable soup mixture and stir well.
- Continue to cook over medium heat for about 30 to 45 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.Serve and enjoy.
More Homemade Soup Recipes
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- Old Fashioned Southern Hoppin John In The Crockpot
- Country Style 15 Bean Soup Made From Scratch
- Slow Cooker Turkey and Rice Soup
- Southern Style Cabbage Soup
Soup on a cold day is the best! This looks yummy! #merrymonday
There’s nothing like a bowl of homemade soup. Just seeing it warms me up a little, I know having a bowl would do the trick!
YUM! This sounds amazing!
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Wow, this looks like such an easy and yummy recipe! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday 🙂
Hi Shirley, and happy new year. Winter is the perfect time for soup. Thanks for sharing this at C&C with J&J. Enjoy the week. Julie xo
What a simple recipe that even a not so great cook like myself can easily make! Can’t wait to give it a try.
Nothing beats a good homemade soup! Thank you for sharing at #thursdayfavoritethinggs!
Yummy hearty soups, they look very inviting.
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Shirley, I ‘d like to dive into a big bowl of one of your delicious soups right this minute! You’ve inspired me to bring out the slow cooker today!
I love making a good pot of soup. It’s a great way to use up what you have and is so inexpensive.
On a cold day like today, your soup recipe sounds really really good! Pinning to bookmark and share. I need to make a big stock pot full and freeze it into one serving size portions. Thanks for the recipe!
This is making me so hungry right now! I made something similar for Christmas except with ground beef and potatoes. Pinning this one for later, thanks for sharing!
This looks like a great recipe: fast, wholesome, and hearty for cold winter nights. Sharing!