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Vegetable Soup


On a cold winter day nothing beats a bowl of warm vegetable soup and an old fashion grill cheese sandwich. Homemade vegetable soup is not hard to pull together with just a few simple ingredients you can find in your pantry and freezer. This vegetable soup is full of robust flavor with a hint of spice to give it a little kick. It is quick, easy, and simple to make.


When you are creating your soup any vegetable will work. For this recipe I used frozen mixed vegetables I found in my freezer, chicken broth, tomato paste, Rotel diced tomatoes with chiles, potatoes, onions, celery, basil, oregano, salt and pepper to taste. The chiles gave the soup a little heat but, oh so satisfying to the taste buds. Sometimes you just want something to warm the soul. Hardy, healthy and yummy to the tummy.


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Frequently Asked Questions


What gives vegetable soup depth of flavor?

Spices and dry herbs can give vegetable soup depth of flavor. I used basil, oregano and the spice from the chiles. Dry thyme and bay leaves also are great choices to enhance the flavor of the soup.


How long can keep homemade vegetable soup?

Homemade vegetable soup can be stored in the refrigerator for about three days, but always taste your dish before deciding to reheat. If you are freezing the soup Once the soup cool place your leftover vegetable soup in a good quality freezer zip lock bag and can last up to two months.




Ingredients Vegetable Soup



1 bag frozen mixed vegetables

1 celery stalk chopped

1 small onion

1 med potato chopped

2 cups Chicken broth

1 can Rotel dice tomatoes and chiles

1 small can tomato paste

1 tsp dry basil

1 tsp oregano

salt & black pepper to taste

*Optional 2 Bay leaves







Let's Cook!


  • Place the chopped potatoes, celery, onions, and mixed vegetables in a large pot.

  • Add in 2 cups of chicken broth over medium to high heat.

  • Add in the Rotel diced tomatoes with chiles for a little heat.



  • Add to the pot the tomato paste, basil, oregano, salt and black pepper.


  • Lower the heat and allow the soup to simmer for about 35 minutes. For more depth of flavor add two bay leaves. Serve with grill cheese or your favorite sandwich.



Bon Appetit, ENJOY!



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Debra Johnson | Food Blogger
Hi, I'm Debra

I am happy to share quick and easy recipes that fill the belly, warms the soul, and tastes Delish!

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