My friend Colene used to serve this to help her family get through some cold Minnesota winters. Though she was a busy mom and career woman, Colene could whip this one up in no time! Try adding macaroni or hamburger for some variety.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
4
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot over medium heat combine the tomato juice, water, mixed vegetables, oregano or Italian spices and salt and pepper to taste. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

112 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 25.1g 8% DV; fat 0.7g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 668.6mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2005
Yummy. I used bloody mary mix instead of the tomato juice and used 4 cups water instead of two. Great ideas for add ins: feta cheese crumbles, parmesan cheese, garbanzo beans, chicken, beef, the possibilities are endless. This was effortless and will definitely make again. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2003
Needs more oregano... Read More
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46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2005
Yummy. I used bloody mary mix instead of the tomato juice and used 4 cups water instead of two. Great ideas for add ins: feta cheese crumbles, parmesan cheese, garbanzo beans, chicken, beef, the possibilities are endless. This was effortless and will definitely make again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2004
Tastes excellent and couldn't be easier to make. I added canned mixed beans (chickpeas etc..) garlic Mrs. Dash and dried basil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2009
I doubled the recipe for my family of 5 with the intention of having leftovers. My husband isn't a huge tomato fan, so I used 1 can tomato juice and 1 can V8. I also added a few more potatoes to make it a bit chunkier. This soup was fabulous! My super picky 7yo devoured it. It's already been placed in my meal rotation! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2009
Very easy,Great base for a good veggie soup.After tasting the recipe as is(except i used fresh veggies) i then made the fallowing changes for our taste's.I added 1 small onion,1 Tbls minced garlic,basil,2 celery stalk's & about 1 1/2 tsp Oregano(total),1 tsp beef soup base, 1/2 tsp celery seed, 2Tbls small ring pasta.1/4 tsp pepper flakes & 1/2 Cup water...because the pasta & fresh veggies soaked up some of the liquid.It was very tasty on a cold rainy Autumn day & with 2 sick kid's at home today it settled in their tummies very nicely :)I will be making this again, Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2008
I changed mine slightly....but this is a great base recipe to build on. I don't usually have tomato juice but I had a carton of organic creamy totmato soup from Trader Joes that I used as my base and I added potatos fresh cut and steamed carrots and zucchini. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2008
It's easy...too easy. I don't feel like it counts as cooking. Tastes great with almost no work! I added ground beef just for kicks. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2003
Needs more oregano... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2005
This is an easy yummy recipe upon which to build a hearty soup. I added some cooked brown rice and diced cooked chicken and it was a complete meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2009
I changed this up quite a bit but the end result was great. Added a little onion some celery and about 3 red potatoes and a can of chickpeas because the hubby loves them. Also used italian seasoning garlic powder seasoning salt and a veggie bouillon cube. We thought it was the perfect veggie soup with these modifications and so easy even with the extra chopping! Read More
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