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Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe

Vegetable soup doesn’t have to be bland and boring. This recipe is so hearty and delicious, you’ll hardly realize it’s vegetarian. It’s a comforting, feel-good soup and tastes so much better than canned or store-bought.

A bowl of vegetable soup next to the pot

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Whether you’re trying to watch your figure or sneakily slip more veggies into your kids’ diets, look no further than this homemade vegetable soup recipe. Get your deepest soup bowls ready, because you’re about to have your entire household wondering what that delicious aroma is wafting from the kitchen.

Ingredients for vegetable sopu

How to Make Vegetable Soup

What I love about this soup is that it comes together in one pot and it’s super easy to make. With minimal mess and maximum flavor, you can’t get much better than that. Follow the simple steps below to be well on your way to a comforting bowl of veggie soup.

  1. Aromatics – Preheat your soup pot with olive oil. Saute onions and carrots until golden.
  2. Add Vegetables and Broth – Add celery, canned tomatoes, broth, potatoes, green beans, and bay leaves. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer for 25 minutes. 
  3. Finishing Touches – Add corn, sweet peas, green onion, and parsley. Simmer for an additional 5-8 minutes then serve.
a step by step on making vegetable soup

Vegetable Soup Variations 

Consider this soup your ticket to using all those veggie odds and ends hanging out in your fridge or freezer. This recipe is so versatile and you can change up the ingredients. Here are some of our favorite vegetable soup variations: 

  • Veggies: Broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, zucchini, beets, asparagus, bok choy, broccoli rabe, cabbage, and leeks are all great substitutes or additions. 
  • Broth: Feel free to swap out vegetable broth for chicken or beef. This will make the soup taste that much heartier. 
  • Herbs & Spices: Add a couple of dashes of garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and/or red pepper flakes. You can also elevate the dish by adding fresh dill or basil. The sky’s the limit!
  • Beans: Looking to add a little more fiber and protein? Add chickpeas or white beans. 
a pot of vegetable soup with herbs next to it

Common Questions:

Can you make vegetable soup spicy?

For a spicy vegetable soup, add some red pepper flakes or a couple of dashes of your favorite hot sauce to spice things up. You can also add some fresh chopped jalapeños into the soup.

Is vegetable soup healthy?

This soup gives you a generous serving of vegetables without needing much fat so you’ll feel good about getting seconds. See the nutrition label below for calories per serving.

How do you make soup flavorful?

Fresh herbs are key for the best flavor. You can use dried herbs as long as they haven’t been in your cupboard for longer than 3-4 years. Test for freshness by smelling them to see if they are still fragrant and add to taste since you typically need fewer dried herbs. Also, be sure to add salt to taste.

Can I cook this soup in a slow cooker?

If you’re the set it and forget it type, add the ingredients into the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-5 hours, but add the corn, sweet peas, green onion, and parsley in the last 20 minutes of cooking.

a bowl of vegetable soup

Make-Ahead

  • Freezing – If you’re an avid meal prepper, this soup is a great candidate for freezing. Allow your pot to completely cool to room temperature and portion out the soup into freezer-safe containers. When you’re ready to dig in, simply take a container out in the morning and let it thaw in the fridge.
  • Reheating – You can reheat soup from frozen or thaw in the refrigerator overnight then reheat in a saucepan or pot until warmed through to enjoy a quick weekday lunch or dinner. 

More Easy Soup Recipes

Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe

5 from 111 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Homemade Vegetable Soup is hearty and packed with vegetables. A comforting, feel-good soup that tastes so much better than store-bought.

Author: Natalya Drozhzhin
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5-$9
Keyword: Vegetable Soup, vegetable soup recipe
Cuisine: American
Course: Soup
Calories: 167
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots , chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 28 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • 60 oz vegetable broth,  low-sodium
  • 3 medium potatoes, diced
  • 1 cup green beans, chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp salt, or to taste*
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn
  • 1 cup frozen sweet peas
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat a heavy soup pot or dutch oven over medium heat and add 2 Tbsp olive oil. Add chopped onions and carrots and saute for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden.

  2. Add celery, canned tomatoes (with juice), broth, potatoes, green beans, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Bring it to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes.

  3. Once the vegetables are tender, add corn, sweet peas, green onion, and parsley. Season with salt to taste and simmer for another 5-8 minutes. Remove from heat and serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Salt measurements can vary depending on the type you are using. Table salt will be closer to 2 tsp while a coarser salt may need 1 Tbsp. Always add salt to taste. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 753mg33%
Potassium 722mg21%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 3180IU64%
Vitamin C 38mg46%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya is a food blogger who founded Momsdish.com to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Ukraine, Natalya was inspired by the amazing dishes that were prepared using simple ingredients. Natalya is most notably known for making cooking approachable for any person.

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  • Carol
    June 1, 2022

    Instead of potatoes, I used 2-3 peeled turnips…..they take on the flavor of the soup….another veggie!! (No one ever knows…lol)

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  • Kimberly Mrak
    May 2, 2022

    I made this soup tonight using diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano adding one pound of Italian sausage. It was delicious.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 2, 2022

      Sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing, Kimberly.

      Reply

  • Kathleen
    April 30, 2022

    Can you make this recipe in an Instant Pot? If so, how long would you pressure cook? I have a 6-quart pot. Thank you. Love your recipes

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 30, 2022

      I haven’t tested that to advise on the outcome. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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  • Jean
    April 30, 2022

    This is a great soup, I added Hot Sausage to it,and it was delicious

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 30, 2022

      Yum! That sounds delicious! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Karen
    February 23, 2022

    I made this for lunch today and it was delicious. Your soup recipes are so good. I am never disappointed. Yum!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 23, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Karen!

      Reply

  • Peg
    February 6, 2022

    This is a great veggie soup recipe and will be my go-to soup recipe! I did make a change from green beans to sliced okra since I had plenty of okra. Thanks so much!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 6, 2022

      Nice to know that okra works well too, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Chrissy
    February 4, 2022

    I have tried a bunch of vegetable soups over the years and this one is amazing. I did not include potatoes or peas, added zucchini and red pepper instead. So tasty. Thank you Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 5, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Chrissy! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Debra
    February 2, 2022

    Cut my potatoes thinner then you did and let simmer for 25 minutes and they are still not done. Do you think it wasn’t a high enough simmer?

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    • Natasha
      February 2, 2022

      Hi Debra, that could be if it’s not at a real simmer. I like the potatoes to be about 1/4″ thick

      Reply

  • Ron Toczek
    January 16, 2022

    Can’t wait to try this! I loved watching your YouTube video yesterday with all the questions and comment! You guys do such a great job!
    I am half Ukrainian on my mother’s side!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 16, 2022

      Yay, thank you for watching! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the video. I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.

      Reply

  • Kathy
    January 14, 2022

    Sounds great, good weekend to try this. Are the veggies fresh or frozen?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2022

      Hi Kathy, on our printable recipe card, we mention “fresh” or “frozen” by most ingredients. For this soup recipe, we used frozen sweet corn
      & frozen sweet peas. Everything else was fresh or canned.

      Reply

  • jim schwaegerl
    January 13, 2022

    best veggie soup i ever tried so thank you very much i added some pepperfor a bloody mary juice for a nice bite

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 13, 2022

      Yum! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Lonnie Kent-Stacy
    January 5, 2022

    I don’t really cook, and I’ve just made this for the first time. (After reading about 50 recipes online.) I added some different spice — just a 1/2 tsp of thyme and rosemary, and a squeeze of lemon juice at the end. My house smells so good it’s unreal. The taste is sublime. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 5, 2022

      I bet that smell is so good! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Christine
    November 12, 2021

    I just made the soup, it’s amazing, great taste to it but when I added chili powder all I can say is WOW.
    Thank you Natasha

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 12, 2021

      Great idea! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Christine!

      Reply

  • Carol Mehler
    November 7, 2021

    I use Spicy V8 juice and carrot juice for my base. Gives it some zip. Also like the addition of cabbage and lima beans. The more veggies the better!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 7, 2021

      Yes that is right!

      Reply

  • Debra Thiele
    October 28, 2021

    This vegetable soup is delicious!! Possibly the best I have ever had. As always your recipes are very flavorful and amazing! So grateful to you! Thank you Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 29, 2021

      That is awesome feedback, thanks a lot for sharing a review with us. Great to hear that you loved this soup!

      Reply

  • Jeanne Babin
    October 25, 2021

    This is a very good veggie soup recipe. I don’t use corn or potatoes…I like baby limas. I also add my secret soup ingredient that gives it a super rich flavor: cabbage. Actually, I use half a bag of prepared “angel hair slaw” from the Produce Dept. It almost totally dissolves. Delicious.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 25, 2021

      Thank you for sharing some tips with us, Jeanne. I’ll be sure to try that out next time!

      Reply

  • Doug M Oswald
    October 13, 2021

    Love the channel.
    I seen this recipe for the soup and I like the various ingredients you use and the time you for adding them. I like throwing in fresh cayenne peppers in and using rutabaga instead of potatoes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 13, 2021

      Hello Doug, thank you for your good comments and for also sharing that with us. I hope you’ll love every recipe that you will try!

      Reply

  • Pen
    September 17, 2021

    What is the size/measurement of a serving?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 17, 2021

      Hi Pen, I didn’t really measure the bowl or the soup but it’s medium-sized bowl per serving.

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  • Patricia Randazzo
    August 14, 2021

    directions say snow peas, not sweet peas-need to fix

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  • Chloe
    July 22, 2021

    I don’t have the broth what else can we use?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 22, 2021

      You can use any type of broth chicken beef or vegetable.

      Reply

  • Thomas Wright
    July 10, 2021

    I wish it wasn’t so hard to find the video to a given recipe. There is so much advertisement to wade through I find it difficult to find what I’m looking for.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 12, 2021

      Thank you for sharing your concerns and feedback. The only way we can continue providing free recipes is by having ads on our site so we are not able to remove those at this time. We find that most people would rather see the ads than pay to see the recipes. Feel free to go directly to my YouTube channel and search for the recipes there as you’ll be able to find it without a lot of advertisements there.

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  • George
    June 4, 2021

    This is great. While i cook the soup i baked 2 loaves of bread.
    Put a lot of butter on it and put in the air fryer for about 3 minutes. I put cheese on the bottom of the bowl and on the side Put the soup in it are are good to go

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 4, 2021

      That’s so great! I’m so happy you enjoyed that.

      Reply

  • Grace Casey
    June 1, 2021

    This is your first recipe I made and I love it! My fiance loved it too. Will definitely make again. Thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 1, 2021

      You’re very welcome, Grace. Good to know that you both loved this recipe!

      Reply

  • Cheryl B
    May 25, 2021

    Such a flavorful Veggie Soup! We loved it!! I made it with beef stock though, so it wasn’t completely vegetarian…what a wonderful, rich flavor though! Also, instead of the green onions, I used the same amount, but of fresh chives from our garden. YUM!
    One other thing, I cooked this in my slow cooker (still did step one though, sauteeing the onions & carrots in a skillet, then tranferred them to the pot). Cooked on low 4.5 hours…wasn’t long enough. Surprisingly, most of the veggies still had a fair bit of a crunch to them, including the small diced potatoes. Next time I will try 5.5-6 hours. That should do it. Thanks for another winner Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 25, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Cheryl!

      Reply

  • charlotte
    May 23, 2021

    Sorry but I haven’t made the soup as yet but I do plan to soon. But I did make you recipe for Chicken Piccata tonight with asparagus and wild rice……..the best thing I have made in a very long time!!! Loved it so much!! Thank you, and thank you for all your wonderful recipes. Do you have a cookbook on the market?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 24, 2021

      Great to hear that, Charlotte, and thanks for sharing your good comments with us. I don’t have a cookbook yet but I am already working on it, I’ll share it with you all when it’s ready. So excited!

      Reply

  • Annita Philippen
    May 23, 2021

    It was soooo good. I used canned corn and peas and it turned out delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

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    • Natasha
      May 23, 2021

      Hi Annita, I’m so happy you loved the veggie soup. Thanks for sharing your tip of using canned corn and peas.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 23, 2021

      You’re very welcome, Annita. Glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Kenneth
    May 22, 2021

    Hello Natasha ❤️ Does it need to be frozen peas and sweet corn? Can I use canned peas and corn? Thank you 👍🏻

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 22, 2021

      Hi Kenneth, I haven’t tried it with canned peas and corn to advise on the outcome.

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      • Kenneth Kortmann
        May 23, 2021

        Thank you Natasha ❤️ I will give it a try 😋

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  • Linda Swoveland
    May 19, 2021

    I don’t add potatoes to my vegetable soup, I don’t like them and less carbs and calories. I use packages of frozen mixed vegetables, add diced onion, celery and diced mini sweet colored peppers. Better Than Beef bouillon, V-8 vegetable juice, herbs and spices. My secret ingredient for a great flavor is
    BBQ sauce. Just enough to add a bunch of delicious flavor, but not enough that everyone says OH MY this is BBQ soup.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 19, 2021

      Sounds good, Linda! The recipe is so versatile that you can add/remove some ingredients according to your personal preference. Thanks for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Jh
    May 18, 2021

    I cook mine in a crockpot all the time. I add a little cabbage, broccoli and steak also. Its awesome!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 19, 2021

      Nice to know that! Thank you for sharing with us.

      Reply

  • katerina @ diethood.com
    May 18, 2021

    Such a hearty and delicious soup! I can’t wait to try it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 18, 2021

      I hope you love this recipe, Katerina! It really is the best!

      Reply

  • Kristyn
    May 18, 2021

    My favorite way to enjoy all the veggies!! It’s loaded with flavor, hearty, & so tasty!

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    • Natasha
      May 18, 2021

      Yes and so quick and easy too. Thanks Kristyn!

      Reply

      • Sharon Hoge
        May 26, 2021

        Hi, I want to make this asap. I was wondering if I can use half chicken broth and half vegetable broth? Thank you!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          May 26, 2021

          Hi Sharon! I bet that could work! I hope you love this recipe!

          Reply

  • Betsy
    May 18, 2021

    Delicious! Perfect combination of vegetables. Love how fresh tasting this is. Really tasty and easy vegetarian soup!

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    • Natasha
      May 18, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the flavor of the veggie soup. Thanks for the great review!

      Reply

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