Homemade Vegetable Soup

This delicious Homemade vegetable soup is packed with healthy vegetables, making it an easy soup you can make and enjoy all year round.

This delicious Homemade vegetable soup is packed with healthy vegetables, making it a delicious, easy soup you can make and enjoy all year round. #vegetablesoup #gardenvegetablesoup #homemadesoup #crockpotrecipes #slowcookerrecipes

Homemade Vegetable Soup

I love making vegetable soup for my husband. I usually make it in the winter to keep us warm, but recently, with my garden, trips to the farmers market, and Bountiful Basket orders, I have a lot of fresh veggie to use up. So here is a recipe for a fresh, colorful, garden harvest vegetable soup.

As written below, this recipe makes enough soup for my husband and I. If you are serving more than two people, just double the ingredients as much as you need to accommodate your family size. You can also multiply the recipe if you have a lot of vegetables you need to use. You can easily freeze any excess leftovers to enjoy later.

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Homemade Vegetable Soup Recipe

What You Need:

  • corn (from one ear)
  • 2 handfuls of chopped green beans (freshly picked, frozen if you don’t have fresh)
  • cabbage (slice & dice two or three leaves)
  • 1 handful of chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup cucumber ( or zucchini or squash – or all of the above)
  • 1 cup diced tomato (the fresher the better!)
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth (or try making & using your own chicken broth)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • dash in some oregano, basil, or whatever seasonings you wish
  • add a bit of corn starch if you want a thicker soup

What to do:

This soup is so easy to make! I simply woke up early before work and put all the ingredients in a small crock pot.Β  Turn the temperature to the low setting, and allow it to cook all day. When I came home, there was a fantastic meal for the two of us. How delicious and the house smelled heavenly after a long day at work!

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This recipe is so flexible, you can really gather whatever vegetables you have that you think will go well together, and toss them in the crockpot with some broth. It usually works really well, I can’t recall a time where the soup has not tasted great. You should try it!

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Homemade Vegetable Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours

Ingredients

  • corn from one ear
  • 2 handfuls of chopped green beans freshly picked, frozen if you don't have fresh
  • cabbage slice & dice two or three leaves
  • 1 handful of chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup cucumber or zucchini or squash - or all of the above
  • 1 cup diced tomato the fresher the better!
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth or try making & using your own chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • dash in some oregano basil, or whatever seasonings you wish
  • add a bit of corn starch if you want a thicker soup

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Serve warm.

Looking for more delicious fresh vegetable recipes? Here are a few you’ll love:

Simple Vegetable Pasta
Roasted Vegetable Soup Recipe
Garden Vegetables Recipes With 5 Ingredients Or Less

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Does your family enjoy Homemade Vegetable Soup? What are you favorite ingredients to include in a summer soup? Please share with us below!

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This Homemade vegetable soup was originally published on Little House Living in September 2013. It has been updated as of September 2019.

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15 Comments

  1. I’m not a very good cook, but I’ve found that I can take the same approach you wrote about–dump in the pot things that sound good together–and it always manages to turn out tasty. Along with veggies, I like to add beans (usually from a can to make things easier) and/or lentils. I’ve also found that I like a few squeezes of lime after I serve the soup, as well as avocado cut up and added after serving (I was surprised to find that I really like warm avocado, even in brothy soups, which I originally thought sounded kind of gross). Curry powder is a tasty addition, too. Thanks for the crock-pot idea! Why didn’t I think of that?

  2. My oldest daughter loves vegetable soup. This recipe sounds so easy and yummy! Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. I hope you will hop over and join us next week.

  3. Oh yes, good ole homemade vegetable soup – thanks for sharing. Thank you for linking up with us at #WWDParty – have a wonderful weekend!

  4. This is one soup I’ve never made! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for joining the WWDParty! Please be sure to link to us in the future! We want to spread the word AND be able to feature and pin great posts like this!

  5. Vegetable Soup is one of my favorites and your soup looks delicious, we would just love it! Thanks for helping us celebrate Three Years at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Whenever I open a can of veggies or some sort or cook fresh ones in a pot or steaming, I always save the juice. I put it in a container in the freezer. Whenever I want to make soup I pull out the container, thaw what I want and then add whatever leftover veggies (and/or meat) that I have in the fridge, add onions or other veggies of whatever kind, season it and have soup. I have never made anything that we didn’t like. I even add leftover lettuce that perhaps has been cut up for tacos and some left. I don’t throw out food. I use it in whatever way I can. I also add to the freezing pot any meat juices from cooking meat.

  7. This looks so yummy. I love homemade soup. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I hope you saw the giveaway I posted yesterday. Hugs P.S. watch for your feature on Monday

  8. I measure just like you do, a ‘handful’, Love it! You simply cannot beat homemade. That crockpot is one of the most handy items in the kitchen. Pinning to my Soups & Stews Board. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

  9. I am just starting with growing & canning this year.
    Let’s say I made the Vegetable Soup recipe – can that be water bathed/canned and put up?
    Also, how do you know how long a recipe is processed when doing from a general recipe?
    Thank you so much!
    Have a great day.