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Delicious, nutritious, easy to make, and comforting. What more could you ask from soup? For a slight variation, I use diced fresh carrots instead of frozen, and about 1 cup of barley instead of semolina. I also through in any kind of fresh or frozen vegetables that I have around. Peas and green beans work well. Best served in generous portions, in your favorite mug, with crusty bread, a chunky sweater, and warm slippers.

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Dev3322 November 01, 2008

I modified this soup to include a few more ingredients found in Panera's recipe and it's fantastic. First, I eliminated the pasta and corn since we were on a diet. I then added a small zucchini, a small yellow squash, about 1-1.5 cups finely chopped Swiss chard, and a can of yellow wax beans--these are all items found in the Panera recipe. There also is cauliflower in their recipe but I didn't have room in the pot! This cooks up deliciously and feeds for days. Hope you like it!!

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KYWildcatMommy December 03, 2012

Excellent recipe. I just put everything in the pot and cooked it for 30 mins. Thanks!

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najwa December 21, 2008

This soup is awesome! It's very low in WW points also. I've tried to find the small pasta dots that Panera uses without any luck. One note: couscous does not really work as it disappears in the soup. It would be easy to change up the vegetables used, also. This is a keeper.

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Soprano2007 October 15, 2008

This is the first soup I have ever made and it turned out amazing! It truly tastes better than the Panera soup it was inspired by.

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854631 June 05, 2008

YUM!! I changed this recipe slightly - I did not use pasta, bell pepper or zucchini or the olive oil. I just dumped everything into a soup pot, brought to a boil, reduced heat, covered and let simmer until vegetables were tender. This is definitely a keeper!!

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Annette NC December 09, 2015

I used all fresh vegetables from garden and it was awesome. I added green beans, fresh corn off the cob, mmmmmm good! Oh! And some cut up left over sausages. Suffering succatash!! Lol!

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debvhome August 31, 2015

This is amazing guys... I let the veggie stock, tomato puree, and begin to simmer and then I just dumped everything in all at once. Toward the end I added about 5 kale leaves (minus there stems), and added some cooked ground turkey!!! Very hearty! Very good! And I didn't add the pasta...trying to stay away from that. It was still very filling!!

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ladypooh412_12394483 January 25, 2014

Love it! I too love Panera's garden vegtable soup and was looking to replicate it and found this recipe. I add frozen green baby lima beans and sometimes leave out the pasta and olive oil. This is my "go to" soup recipe in the fall and winter. I also like to add Penzy Spices's Mural of Flavor to almost all of my soups ( 1-2 tsp).

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kzheitzman October 18, 2013

Really ,really GOOD and fun to make. Aromatic!!
I was sorting thru tomato soup recipes so came up with a few add-ins.
I didn`t have vegetable broth so used onion soup mix plus chicken broth (1/2 each).
Added 2 tbsp of salsa, and a dribble of cream to thicken up.
Thanks!!

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klmac November 03, 2010
Garden Tomato Vegetable Soup