I made this soup yesterday, followed the instructions exactly. I had to throw the whole thing out. It was disgusting. What a waste of money. I would not recommend this soup. It didn't even look like the picture that's shown above the recipe and part of that is because of all the tomatoes and juice that's added.
Vegan Version: Made some changes because of health and dietary restrictions: No salt, no oil and no animal products. I water-sauteed the veggies (versus oil sauteed): used a little (teaspoon) to saute the onions; added the other veggies at intervals and added water (teaspoon at a time) to keep from burning; used a heavy pot (I used all-clad brand; can use cast iron; anything heavy to avoid burning; you only need a tad of water -- don't want to boil veggies). Also, for the broth I used water (versus chicken broth) because my husband is vegan. 2 of our kids require gluten-free, so this recipe is great for that. This soup got RAVE reviews from my husband and one of our college students. Looking forward to adding the kale tonight. Easy easy easy to make this. And if you are trying to cut back on salt and fat, this can totally be done with this recipe. Looking fwd to adding the Kale for tonight to change it up with the leftovers. :-)
I made this soup, but didn't follow directions, just put everything in pot together, but it still came out just fine. My husband and I really enjoyed it with a side of cornbread and baked chicken.
Tastes like a wet sock.
This is excellent - tastes great. I usually find that my cooking tastes amateur but this is a good recipe, I would serve this to company any day, with total confidence. The only deviation from the recipe that I did was to add 2 extra cups of broth and 1 extra cup of tomatoes because i wanted more liquid. I used my slow cooker on high for 4.5 hours and it came out perfect. This is a keeper. I'm making my own little family cookbook of favorite recipes to give to my son so he'll always be able to reproduce his favorite food from when he was growing up. How many of us remember favorite foods that our mom's made years ago that we never bothered to ask the recipe and wish we had? So I'm going to put my favorite ones and give it to my son as a present. I bought a nice notebook and i'll handwrite the recipes and put a few personal notes that I'm sure he'll cherish long after I'm gone. This soup recipe is going in it. Thanks Jenna.
While most of attempts @ trying new recipes turn out to be mini disasters...the recipes, like this one, still come out great, and I learn something new. Well, after preparing all my veggies & it came time to dump it all in my 5-6 qt crockpot...it was overflowing...so I tried not to panic as I had to figure out how to convert this recipe to my big soup pot for stovepot cooking. Well, it's basically your typical veg soup with a few more additions. I was hoping the same liquids amount would suffice....and I'm happy to say...my latest mishap in the kitchen turned out great! I didn't have to change a thing, ingredient-wise...Plus I didn't have to wait 4-8 hrs! It was ready in an hour simmered on low. Slow cooking is fine, if you need to step away from the kitchen for awhile, but this converts beautifully if you need soup ready quickly. Thanks for posting! I loved it!
I made this recipe tonite and it was a huge success. I used some previously grilled autumn veggies so I made the autumn version. It really turned out well and was more like a stew. All enjoyed the flavor, even the 7 year old. I'll definitely make it again.
This soup is absolutely what vegetable soup SHOULD taste like! It is awesome and full of flavor. The directions were very clear (be sure to sautee as stated - it does make a big difference!). I did not put in the turnips or cabbage as some in my family do not like, but otherwise followed the recipe exact. This is now my favorite and only way to make this soup. Just make some homemade bread and you have a great meal. Talk about comfort food!!!!
Thank you so much for posting this. I used to subscribe to menu mailer, and lost this recipe, it is truly the best soup, and I love how you can doctor it up. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Great soup- I made this with vegetarian better than bullion, omitted the turnip and cabbage (didn't have any), and made it for a Lenten simple supper with friends. We're starting to do this "stone soup" style (where guests each bring an ingredient) for the rest of Lent. Thanks for your help in providing the recipe for our "stone soup" :)