Really Easy, Makes You Feel Good, Vegetable Soup

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

My mother got this recipe at a Weight Watchers meeting about 15 years ago. I have never been able to find the recipe anywhere since. This recipe is fast, versatile, and my husband loves it. Add any frozen vegetables you like. It makes a large batch, so I always have leftovers to freeze. Please don't let the ranch scare you off, it give the stock a really nice flavor. Have fun playing with this recipe by varying the veggies, adding meats, or even grains like barley.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 46 ounces V8 vegetable juice
  • 10 ounces original Rotel Tomatoes
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon prepared garlic
  • 2 (1 ounce) packages hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • 2 -3 cups frozen vegetables
  • salt and pepper


  1. Add V8 juice, Ro*tel Tomatoes, onions, and garlic to a large sauce pot. Heat on medium high heat.
  2. When soups is good and hot add the Ranch power, stirring to break up lumps.
  3. After about 5 minutes, reduce the heat tomedium and add 2-3 cups of vegetables. I like peas, corn, lima beans, carrots, and green beans.
  4. Let the soup cook for about 15 minutes or until all veggies are done.
  5. Enjoy.


Most Helpful

This was a nice recipe except I couldn't get the V8 image out of my head. The hidden valley did a lot to tone it down but it was still there. I'm a huge V8 drinker, so maybe that's why. I did like the recipe, though. My hubby liked it too. Next time I will use fresh veggies.

PescatariYum November 10, 2010

WHOA! I never expected this to so wonderful! I used Whole Foods veggie juice, egulr dices tomatoes and instead of frozwn veggies I put fresh thinly sliced carrots, kale, spinach, and red cabbage. I added a can of green beans, too. SO GOOD!!!! I love this soup. A new favorite!!

Amy for Christ January 01, 2008

This soup was great! I used 2 onions,2 bags of veggies and left out the salt and pepper. Thought that I would let everyone s&p themselves.It was real spicy so I think that next time I will use regular diced tomatoes. Oh,and there will be a "next time"! Thanks for posting!!

mydesigirl January 20, 2007

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