Hearty Vegetable Soup

Brimming with vegetables and full of flavour, this Hearty Vegetable Soup chocked full of goodness! With so many variations, this is the perfect base soup recipe.


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Growing up, this soup was a staple in our household. After a full day of winter tobogganing, my mom always had a big pot of soup ready for us.

Homemade soup is just so full of flavour and I love how you can change up the ingredients in this recipe using the base ingredients.

No fancy equipment is needed for this recipe. A large pot and stovetop, a knife for chopping the vegetables and a spoon for stirring the soup.

If you’re making this soup, plan to have time to make this delicious Cheddar & Herb Soda Bread or this quick and easy Herbed Beer Bread. Both would be delicious served with this soup.

HOW TO MAKE HEARTY VEGETABLE SOUP

Chopped celery, carrots and vegetable soup ingredients in bowls and on plates

Let me start by saying that this soup is so versatile. Once you get comfortable making this soup from scratch you will be able to throw any vegetables in and experiment with flavours. It is a good base recipe. Leftover rice, yep. Cooked barley? yep. Green beans, yellow beans, yes!

  1. Heat olive oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat
  2. Add onions, carrots, celery, garlic and chopped cabbage
  3. Season to taste with salt & pepper and simmer 5-7 minutes
  4. Add thyme and basil (you can use fresh or dried)
  5. Add broth, vine tomatoes, canned tomatoes
  6. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes
  7. If you are using frozen vegetables (ie; peas, corn, green beans) add them in now and simmer for another 5 minutes
  8. Add chopped parsley
  9. Season to taste with additional salt & pepper and top with fresh or grated parmesan cheese
  10. Serve with this Cheddar & Herb Soda Bread.
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VARIATIONS

You can mix and match so many ingredients in this recipe with terrific results. Here are some of our favourites!

  • The addition of 1/2 cup of Ditalini or other small pasta (after you add in the tomatoes) add in texture and heartiness.
  • add in 1/2 cup of any of the following vegetables: spinach, green beans, corn, zucchini
  • 1 can of kidney beans

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Vegetable soup in blue. bowl

Hearty Vegetable Soup


  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cups

Description

Brimming with vegetables and full of flavour. Substitute whatever fresh, frozen or canned veggies you have on hand to make this work for you.


Ingredients

8 cups vegetable broth

4 cups chicken broth

4 carrots, chopped

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic

2 celery stalks, chopped

5 vine tomatoes, chopped

14 and 1/2 oz. canned chopped tomatoes

1/2 head cabbage chopped

2 tsp dried thyme

1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped

10 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped

Salt & pepper to taste


Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat
  2. Add onions, carrots, celery, garlic and chopped cabbage
  3. Season to taste with salt & pepper and sauce for 5-7 minutes
  4. Add thyme and basil (you can use fresh or dried)
  5. Add broth, vine tomatoes, canned tomatoes
  6. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes
  7. If you are using frozen vegetables (ie; peas, corn, green beans) add them in now and simmer for another 5 minutes
  8. Add chopped parsley
  9. Season to taste with additional salt & pepper and top with fresh or grated parmesan cheese

Notes

Variations – add in 1 and 1/2 cups mixed frozen vegetables.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Dinner, Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 64
  • Sugar: 7.6 g
  • Sodium: 1104.3 mg
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.2 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 2 mg

Keywords: Dinner, Soup

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