Really Easy, Makes You Feel Good, Vegetable Soup

Total Time
25mins
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

Directions

  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.

Reviews

(7)
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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