Quick and Easy Vegetable Soup
This vegetable soup recipe is a low-fat but filling tomato-based vegetable soup. I use fresh vegetables when in season, frozen or canned in winter.
This vegetable soup recipe is a low-fat but filling tomato-based vegetable soup. I use fresh vegetables when in season, frozen or canned in winter.
Very easy, quick, and tasty soup. I made a lot of changes,but I'm giving it 5 stars for the proportions and idea of using V8 as a base. I sauteed an onion, some celery, carrots and garlic in olive oil, then added the liquids as stated. I added two diced potatoes, a can of corn, some green beans, a can of diced tomatoes, and seasonings (salt, pepper, Italian seasoning.) This soup couldn't be easier and gets rave reviews every time.Read More
This reminds me of a soup my grandpa used to make. I substituted chicken stock for vegetable stock and threw in a chicken bullion cube. And I exchanged some of the veggies for what I had on hand, but I think anything would turn out good. Boyfriend loved it and even the kids who don't like veggies ate it without complaint. So all in all, this may be my new go-to recipe for a quick and easy soup.Read More
Very easy, quick, and tasty soup. I made a lot of changes,but I'm giving it 5 stars for the proportions and idea of using V8 as a base. I sauteed an onion, some celery, carrots and garlic in olive oil, then added the liquids as stated. I added two diced potatoes, a can of corn, some green beans, a can of diced tomatoes, and seasonings (salt, pepper, Italian seasoning.) This soup couldn't be easier and gets rave reviews every time.
great recipe,used 1TBSP of this creole seasoning blend: 2Tbsp onion powder, 2 Tbsp garlic powder, 2 Tbsp dried oregano, 2 Tbsp dried basil, 1 Tbsp dried thyme, 2 Tbsp fresh ground peppercorns (mixed), 1 Tbsp cayenne, 1 Tbsp celery seed, 5 Tbsp. paprika. Pulse all in food processor til well mixed or whisk together well. store in covered jar. Gave soup a lovely spicy flavour! Will definitly make it again! Oh, I also sauteed 2 medium onions right at the beginning, and then added everything to that. Yum!
I've been looking for a tasty homemade vegetable soup recipe and I'm happy to say this one surpassed my expectations. It's delicious, and even my hubby who HATES vegetable soup with every fibre of his being, enjoyed it. He even had seconds. I changed some ingredients, this seems to be a very adaptable recipe. I used vegetable broth and V8, doubled the amount of these and omitted the water. For veggies I used carrots, red potatoes, celery, fresh roma tomatoes, fresh green beans, one can of peas, and before I added anything to the pot I also sauteed a medium onion and two cloves of garlic in 1/4 cup of olive oil, based on suggestions from other reviewers. For spices I used cajun spice instead of creole (it was all I had), a bay leaf, oregano, garlic powder, a couple pinches of ginger, sea salt, and fresh ground black pepper. I also chopped up about a tablespoon of fresh flat-leaf parsley and put that in. I definitely see this soup in my future. Thanks so much for the recipe!
This reminds me of a soup my grandpa used to make. I substituted chicken stock for vegetable stock and threw in a chicken bullion cube. And I exchanged some of the veggies for what I had on hand, but I think anything would turn out good. Boyfriend loved it and even the kids who don't like veggies ate it without complaint. So all in all, this may be my new go-to recipe for a quick and easy soup.
This is delicious! I found a recipe for a cajun spice mix online by Google-ing it. The only thing I changed was I made it in my crockpot, while I was away for the evening. Oh - and I used peas instead of greenbeans, but just because that was what I had on hand. It has very nice flavor. You should try this recipe. :)
This soup is hearty, tastes good, and very easy to make. It goes real well with French bread or sandwiches such as BLT's. I have made it at least three times as my wife requests it specifically.
I really liked this vegetable soup! As a New Orleanian, I use Tony Chacere's creole seasoning on everything! That really helped to bring out the flavor in this soup. I will slightly modify this recipe next time. I will use more chicken broth because I found a lot of it evaporated when I simmered the soup. I will simmer the soup for at least an hour so that the celery softens more. I live on my own so I am constantly looking for recipes that are both healthy and economical. This soup costs about $10 to make and it lasted 3 days for me! This vegetable soup was healthy, economical, and delicious, easily making this recipe 5 stars!
This was really good! Hearty, filling, and healthy. I did add a little more celery and also a small can of peas, so I had to add more liquid. I think some of it also boiled down some. I added about one extra can of chicken broth and one extra can of the tomato cocktail (I used V8). My husband did the shopping and brought home canned green beans, but next time I make this I will use fresh ones and I bet it will be even better! This is a great diet food. I'll be having some for lunch tomorrow.
i just made this for my family and got on here as soon as i could. wow. it is absolutly wonderful!! i didnt change anything about the recipe and my picky 6 year old, my soup hatin husband and I(i love soup) absolutly loved it, gonna be a regular in our menu!! what i did was i peeled and topped and bottomed the carrots, then cut them lenghtwise then chopped up relativly small(not too small) the celery i did the same thing, cut length wise then chopped up even smaller than the carrots, i didnt have diced tomatoes only whole peeled ones, so i drained the can in the soup pot, then diced them up and think it was even better doing it that way then if i had used already diced tomatoes i used old bay seasoning added a little more salt and our favorite pepper(fiesta brand ground pepper) and it was wonderful. super filling, i did make some toast and put softned butter on it and it completed our meal with tall glasses of cold milk, im gonna share this recipe with the rest of the family! you gotta try it!!
Had some friends over and made this soup on a cold night. Very good and everyone loved it.
This was very good - just the right amount of spiciness. I used cajun seasoning instead of creole, since that is what I had. I also used frozen green beans, and threw in a little frozen ocra. It's a very flexible recipe. Used vegetable broth to make it vegetarian.
Very easy and delicious. It gets better as it sits in the fridge. Just add extra water when reheating and it makes an excellent good for you meal. I din't have the vegtable cocktail so I used I can of tomato sauce plus a can of water in place of. You'll still want to add the other cup of water. Also, you can save time by using a veg-all or mixed vegtable instead.
Quick and easy just as it says. Great tasting! Am very pleased. Lissette Sanchez
This recipe was quick, easy, and had tons of flavor. I didn't have any fresh green beans or corn so I used canned and used Cajun Creole Seasoning. It made the soup excellent! If you don't have any on hand the ingredients are: paprika, onion, garlic, black pepper, lemon peel, chile, allspice, thyme, cloves, mace, cayenne, and bay leaf.
I've made this soup a number of times over the past several months. This is my go-to vegetable soup recipe. The great thing about is there is so much room to improvise and add your personal touches to it. I brown stew beef in a little olive oil with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and before fully cooked add chopped carrots, onion, celery, mushroom, and frozen corn, peas, and green beans. I sautee together with some butter. When the meat is cooked and veggies are soft, I add a combo of both chicken and beef broth, along with more V8 then called for. I skip the water altogether. I add a couple dashes of hot sauce and Worcestshire, and diced Italian tomatoes. I seasoned with the Creole, as well as dill, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, two bay leaves, parsley, cayenne powder, and thyme, as well as more salt and pepper and 2 tsp. minced garlic, all to taste. Let it simmer for a while and DELICIOUS! My whole family loves it! Quick, easy, and very good. I'm only rating it four stars as I deviated from the recipes quite a bit, but don't be afraid to do that! Be creative!
I generally followed the recipe but made a few alterations. I started by browning some onions, and also added an extra can of diced tomatoes instead of the water. I also added turnip instead of green beans. And for a richer, thicker soup, I used condensed tomato instead of a tomato cocktail. The flavors were hearty, and between the cajun seasonings and a thick red-chili-cumin curry paste I added built a little heat. Awesome!
Loved this soup! I was a little concerned that it would be too bland, but the Creole seasoning really gave it a great kick. The only change I made was to add 1 can of drained/rinsed dark red kidney beans, other than that I followed the recipe exactly. Thanks for the great recipe!
The base to this soup is good - then you can add all the different veggies you want. I added more tomato vegetable juice and a couple chicken buillon cubes. This simply is a soup you can adjust to your taste.
What a great recipe! You can build on it and change it so easily based on what you have on hand. I added some small pasta and next time I'll use barley. I used diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning, some additional Italian seasoning and a bay leaf. The Cajun seasoning is a must in this.
Excellent recipe- very easy, cheap and healthy. I found fresh Shiitake mushrooms at the store and decided to take a risk by adding a handful. Major success! The mushrooms provide a meaty addition if you are a fungus lover. I used cajun seasoning- about half a teaspoon- and about 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper. I skipped the celery, used fresh green beans and frozen corn, and threw in an extra carrot and it turned out AMAZING!
Edit: After trying the "Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Soup" from this site (with or without the beef) I must say that we much prefer that recipe. The Creole seasoning is a nice change, and everyone can add more to suit their own taste as it's served. I did leave out the celery.
This soup was delicious. I modified it only slightly, using all canned veggies except fresh carrots & celery. I used vegetable broth instead of chicken. As opposed to Creole seasoning, I used garlic and an Italian seasoning blend because I don't like spicy food very much. It was excellent last night and I am sure it will be better when I have the leftovers this evening!
Excellent. My hubby is a soup lover and he's pretty picky about his soups. When I prepared this one, I was expecting him to say that it needed more this, less that. He said that this was the BEST vegetable soup he's ever eaten. The only adjustment I made was to add a 1/4 head of cabbage. Congrats and Thank You!!!
Great tasting, healthy soup. I used turkey broth for the water, 1 T "Creole Seasoning Blend" (from this site), 1 cup cooked Bulgar wheat for the potato, and used V8 Spicy Hot.
I added 1/4 cup of barley and I really enjoyed the thick consistency. I didn't have a Creole mix of spices, so I added cayenne, black pepper, garlic and onion salt, cumin, and some oregano. Very tasty!
This recipe came out very tasty and was very easy and quick to prepare, as the title states. I used sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes, and I added a yellow onion and about three cloves of garlic. I'm a vegetarian, so I substituted the chicken broth and used two 14 ounce cans of vegetable broth and then added two "Not-Chick'N" bouillon cubes to give it more flavor. I used more carrots and green beans than the recipe called for. I also didn't use the Creole seasoning only because I forgot to buy some, but it still came out very well.
Absolutely fantastic!! Exactly what I was looking for to get my 6 servings of veggies in a day. I used the spicy hot V-8 juice and it was a good kick. I'll probably make this at least once a week. Thanks!!!
This was such a great recipe! I had just gotten back from a trip to Spain and was desperately craving some veggies (after eating tons of bread, ham and fish for two weeks) and found this recipe. It turned out to be delicious! I left out the creole seasoning (because I didn't have any) and added in a small can of peas, small can of corn and some garlic. I would highly recommend this!
Very good. Can add chicken. Water is not necessary. Can leave out potato and add pasta or noodles. Done in slow cooker in a few hours.
This was very tasty! I used Vegetable Broth instead of Chicken Broth, and I added an additional cup instead of a cup of water. I also added 1 chopped medium onion, and used Lawrey's Seasoning Salt instead of Creole seasoning. I will definitely make this again.
Even though I changed a bit of this recipe this is a great soup!!! I used tomato sauce as someone else had done because I didn't have the cocktail drink on hand. I also used Emerils Original Essence to flavor it. Oh this was so good my little 4 year old loved it and my husband finished it off! Will do this one again and again!
My family LOVES this soup! The creole seasoning gives it just the right flavor. It's great that I can use whatever fresh vegetables I have on hand or frozen, and it still tastes fantastic!
Excellent base to build on, especially if you love tomato based veggie soups. I use beef broth instead of chicken, and this time I used a soup bone which I browned first first some cloves of garlic and a bay leaf. I usually add 3 bay leaves and some whole black peppercorns to the soup as well, and I also add some barley. Oh, and half a small head of chopped cabbage- perfect. Yum, delicious on a cold day.
I did make a few changes, but this soup was awesome! I threw the celery and half an onion into the soup pan to brown first with one clove of garlic. I also added a can of kidney beans and used spicy V8 instead of the regular stuff. This gave it just enough of a kick for us. We ate this for dinner with a loaf of fresh baked French bread...will definitely be doing this meal again soon :)
delicious. used can tomato sauce instead of v8. yum.
What a great easy recipe for a delicious soup! I love the idea of using V8 vegetable juice as the base, and since I bought a six-pack I have started experimenting with using it in other recipes such as beef stew and Spanish rice. This is a versatile base recipe that I intend to change up a little each time based on seasonal vegetables or what I have on hand. I definitely recommend subbing broth for the water for added flavor, and I like to throw in some extra spices like garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and aromatic bitters as well. Overall I think this a great recipe to use with fresh vegetables or just whatever you have in the freezer and pantry, and it always makes a healthy and flavorful soup.
Great basic recipe! I put in whatever I happen to have on hand at the time.
I really liked the V8 in the soup. It added a lot of flavor. Will definately make again.
Simple and tasty! I used creole seasoning blend recipe from this site for guidance on which spices to use. I also used frozen corn and beans with great results. Awesome with crusty bread on a cold night.
Despite seeing all the rave reviews, I was expecting a ho-hum soup. Not so! It is wonderfully good - the key really is the creole seasoning, so don't skip it! I didn't have that on hand so I just did a simple google search and found out how to make it myself. I didn't even use all the ingredients for the creole seasoning and the soup was still great!
I was surprised at how quick and simple this was to make. And it is so workable that it will still turn out great even if you don't have exactly what it says or make some substitutions. Reviewed by: Katelyn Kufahl
I made it in the crock pot, let it cook on low all day, and used frozen vegetables except for the green beans and celery.
10 Stars! The only thing different I used was V8. Excellent and almost like my mom used to make. When the weather gets colder I will use Spicy V8 instead. A must try soup!
Just started a diet and this has become one of my favorite recipes. Low calorie, great tasting and fills me up. Thanks for sharing!
Love this soup! Even my husband said it was pretty good and he doesn't really like soup or vegetables. The only thing is that I didn't like it after I had frozen it.
Wonderful recipe! I made it just as suggested the first time. Second time, I substituted a can of condensed tomato soup for the water- it gave it a little more substance. Served it with warm rolls. Perfect!
I've been using this recipe for a while now and I figured I'd better rate it as much as I use it. I tweak it a bit every time I make it, but it is so fast and easy it just can't be beat.
Loved it, substituted bay leaf for thyme. My kids wouldn't even try it.
This is a great base. But I added a lot more vegetables! 2 potatoes, 3 large carrots, a medium sized onion, and 2 14 oz cans of whole kernel corn. I also used Vegetable Broth rather than chicken. But the Spicy v8 really makes an awesome base. I needed a little more tomato juice due to my increase in veggies, and to make it a bit more creamy I added approx. 1/4 cup whipping cream. It turned out AWESOME, and we've made this recipe a few times. This is our favorite version!
My husband is not a veggie lover but he rated this soup 5 Stars. I thought it was yummy but needs to simmer much longer. Oh, I added peas and tomato soup instead of V8 juice. I think it would be good as the recipe given also.
This is a HUGE hit in my home. Even the pickiest little eater absolutely loved it! I did not change a thing and will make this again and again. Thank you!!
4 Stars for the 'quick & easy" part...needs a little boost in the seasonings. I added jamaica jerk blend to add a kick. Experiment with your own seasonings - it's a great base to build on.
Can we say YUM! This is the only soup I can make without the reciepe! Its super simple you remember it from memory! I've made it 2 times within 2 weeks, I made more this time to freeze but it doesn't get time to cool before its all eaten! I love this reciepe and I plan on keeping it =D
Absolutely fantastic! I had mandatory vegetable soup in a diet I had to do and this was a great option. I didn'te even feel I was in a diet. I used more celery, because I love it, and no can tomatoes. I also used the spicy can jice version.
I have made this twice and excellent every time!
This was great!
This is flavorful but a bit too much tomatoe flavor for my tastes.
I used Rotel tomatoes to make is spicier and used cream corn. It was DELICIOUS and my whole family loved it. It is deffinately a keeper!
I substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth as I'm a vegetarian. This soup is PERFECT!! Makes a great lunch or light dinner.
I lost count of the number of times I made this soup this past winter. I never used creole seasoning since I don't have any, but everyone loved it regardless. I used frozen veggies a lot and usually whatever I had on hand. I still can't believe how easy this is and how delicious it tastes.
I just made this soup. It's delicious. I doubled the recipe, but tripled all the liquids since we like lots of broth. I substituted beef broth for the water. I also added a grated onion. The onion makes a world of difference in the taste. And, I added 1 teaspoon Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning and 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning. The Creole Seasoning gives it quite a bit of heat. This is a really good recipe.
This soup is very disappointing and I'm surprised by all the positive reviews. It is very bland, even with the Creole seasoning, but I have noticed MANY of the reviewers said they made adjustments. I have to say this is just a real boring soup and it takes alot for me to say anything edible is boring! My husband agrees with me as well..I would try a different recipe!
I loosely followed the Creole spice mix given in one of the reviews and added a can of creamed corn. I was going to use a can of corn but I ended up opening a canned of creamed corn by accident. It turned out GREAT! A happy mistake. Very healthy and very filling.
I like a good, basic vegetable soup, but no one in my family does, so I made this with beef broth, ommitted the Creole seasoning and added some browned ground beef. Very good and filling! Serve with corn muffins on the side and chocolate pudding (homemade, of course)for dessert, and it's a good, basic meal. I don't thinkt his would have very much flavor made with chicken broth.
I subtitute sweet potato for white potato for extra nutrition.
It was delicious! I was doing a detox and could not use the chicken broth. Used vegetable broth instead. Still tasted super good!!! Thank you for posting this up. :D
Oh my word, this was delicious. My hubby started it and accidentally added a 46 oz bottle of V8 instead of 1 can and I just can't imagine how thick it would've been without the extra juice. We added 2 cubes of beef buillion and prob 2 T of cajun seasoning to make up for the extra juice. It was great and reminded me of the deli soup I used to have in my hometown, except they added beef stew meat and cabbage, which I will definitely try next time. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe!
Very good! My husband and I love it. We added some extra vegetables, red kidney beans, black beans, and brown rice. So tasty. Thank you for sharing this soup. I will continue to make this in the future!
As the recipe name states, this is quick and easy. It was very good, too.
Awesome!! My fiancee and his best friend went crazy about this soup!! Both had THREE servings! I did make a couple changes, omitted the celery, used canned corn and added a tsp. of cayenne pepper. I also threw the diced pototes in 10 minutes before the other veggies. I will be making this again and again. Thanks for sharing Anne!! :)
I make this recipe all the time. I make a big batch and it gives me lunch for a week.
It was easy, but we didn't care for the taste of the broth. We don't normally drink V8 and didn't know what that tasted like, so I guess that could be why.
I didn't have tomato-vegetable juice so I used used 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of tomato sauce mixed together. Also, I added some elbow noodles. It turned out very well! Such a good tasting broth!
didnt have much taste to me.
This was really tasty. I did substitute pureed homemade tomato sauce for the V8 & diced tomatoes (just because I was trying to get rid of it) but I doubt that makes a big difference. The chicken stock base & Creole seasoning make a big difference in this from the more traditional soup my mom makes, giving a more exotic taste. Still great with peanut butter sandwiches!
I absolutely loved this recipe! I did add a few changes that made it sooo yummy. I sauteed the onion and some minced garlic before adding the soup and vegetables. I added a few red pepper flakes because I like that extra kick. Then I added a 1/4 tsp. of chili powder. Needless to say, there was none left! Thank you!
Excellent soup!! My whole family loved it. It's quick and easy and delicious. You can add whatever veggies you have on hand. Yummy.
Mixed Recipe with Harvested Chicken Stew
Fantastic veggie soup!! Added a couple ounces of leftover grilled steak and substituted beef broth for chicken broth. My fiance said that I "hit a home run"!!
I added one chopped green bell pepper and substituted a sweet potato. Very tasty.
I love this soup--it's a great "go-to" meal for using up odds and ends of leftover meats and veggies. I use "Emeril's Essence" instead of Creole seasoning--it was just what I had on hand the first time I made it, and it provided just the right flavor.
Not my cup of tea. Maybe if some kidney beans were added it would come out good but I still have yet to find a veggie soup I like.
LOVE!! Add whatever, it's going to be great! I sauteed the onion, carrots and celery first. Then added the rest along (my tomatoes had green chilis in the can) with a bag of frozen spinach, chick peas, some kidney beans, a little leftover tomato paste, and enough V8 and water to cover. It cooked for about 3 hrs on low to blend the flavors. Nothing was wilted or mushy. The first batch isn't gone yet but my husband is requesting another go round already.
Great vegetable soup. My husband loves onions and hates corn, so I sauteed a small onion in the stockpot as my first step. Then I used spicy Hot V-8, and it gave the soup a spicy kick. I also omitted the corn. For Salt, Pepper, and Creole Seasoning to taste, I used a half teaspoon, one-quarter teaspoon, and one teaspoon respectively. Delicious. I will be making this again.
This soup is so wonderful. Very thick and loaded with veggies. The only change I made, which probably made it thicker, I used tomatoe paste (small can) because I didn't have any tomato juice. I have to say this is by far my hubbies favorite veggie soup and that is saying a lot because both his mom and grandmom are fabulous cooks. Definitely a keeper!!!
This soup tastes almost exactly like my mother's vegetable stew (minus the meat)! I also sauteed some onion before adding everything to the pot because I love onions. (I also omitted the Creole seasoning) Tasted great! Thank you!
Great soup! The creole and the V8 make this soup's broth very good. You could add any vegetable to it, and it would still be good.
I just made this on a snowy day with what veggies I had on hand, so I used frozen peas instead of green beans, left out the potato, and added some diced leftover ham & minced garlic. It came out great! YUM
We have made this twice this winter and really love it. I like to add about a cup of dried pasta at the end, and more water if needed, just to make it go further. I usually have a zucchini laying around to throw in as well. You can't go wrong with this! Also, if you don't have creole seasoning, you can search for Emeril's essence seasoning or any creole seasoning blend online. I had all the spices needed to make it myself on hand.
Like previous reviewers have said, very easy and very good, not to mention, very good for you...we loved it. Thanks for the recipe.
Wonderful soup. I add 2 Tbs of corn starch to thicken it. I use crushed tomatoes instead of diced and add a diced sweet potato.
absolutely excellent. I doubled the recipe and I used canned creamed corn and v-8. Added a bit of onion and cooked turkey and seasoned with a couple tablespoons leftover NC-style barbecue sauce (i.e. worchestershire sauce, vinegar, cayenne, mustard, lemon juice & catsup).
Thank you for a vegetable soup recipe that does not have beef in it! I've made this two times and really like it. I used vegetable broth and cajun spice the first time (didn't have creole). I bought some creole seasoning for the second batch and like that better.
Wow. What an awesome basic soup! I used low-sodium, fat free chicken broth and added a cup of peas in with it. It's extremely versatile and you could change and substitute ingredients easily. I seriously recommend this healthy soup. Almost no effort, but tastes great! Thanks so much!
I'm sorry but I did not like this recipe at all. I love V8, but for me, it does not belong in a soup. After making the recipe as directed (starting with 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning) I tried everything to doctor it up (more seasoning, broth, etc.), but after a few days of retrying it, no success. Unfortunately, I will not be making this soup again.
I followed the recipe exactly. Everyone who ate it loved it and it was super easy.
This is a great 'jumping off point'. I took this model and added hot pepper flakes, skipped the water and doubled the chicken stock. It is really great served with rice. Yum.
Great! Used v8 vegetable juice, added garlic, mushrooms and kidney beans.
Didn't have the seasoning so I bought the hot and spicy V8. Also put green peppers in it instead of fresh green beans. Thats what I had in my fridge. Was spicy from the V8 juice. I loved it but I like spicy. The gets a good rating from me but next time will add some pasta I think Need more then veggies for a hearty winter soup.