This Vegetable Soup has become one of my most popular soup recipes and for good reason! It’s healthy, it’s comforting, and 1,000 times better than what you’ll get in a can! Full of flavor and so easy to make you can’t go wrong with a big warm bowl of vegetable soup.
The Best Vegetable Soup
Not only is this soup delicious but and it’s so easy to make. It just takes some chopping and a bit of simmering until you’ve got a soup everyone will love!
This is a recipe you’ll definitely want to add to your dinner or lunch rotation. And it yields a pot full and makes great leftovers!
This Vegetable Soup has become one of my most popular soup recipes and for good reason! It's healthy, it's comforting and 1,000 times better than what you'll get in a can! Makes 15 cups.
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion (1 medium)
- 2 cups peeled and chopped carrots (about 5)
- 1 1/4 cups chopped celery (about 3)
- 4 cloves garlic , minced
- 4 (14.5 oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth* or vegetable broth
- 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes (undrained)
- 3 cups peeled and 1/2-inch thick diced potatoes (from about 3 medium)
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 cups chopped frozen or fresh green beans
- 1 1/4 cups frozen or fresh corn
- 1 cup frozen or fresh peas
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
Add onions, carrots, and celery and saute 4 minutes then add garlic and saute 30 seconds longer.
Add in broth, tomatoes, potatoes, parsley, bay leaves, thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste
Bring to a boil, then add green beans.
Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until potatoes are almost fully tender, about 20 – 30 minutes.
Add corn and peas and cook 5 minutes longer. Serve warm.
For more flavor add in more dried herbs (or even triple the amount of thyme). Other good herbs to add include basil, oregano, rosemary, marjoram, or Italian seasoning.
Another option to add more flavor is to use homemade chicken stock or vegetable broth.
Optionally you can finish servings with grated parmesan and a splash of extra virgin olive oil.