Big Batch Vegetable Soup

"This basic soup can be made with any combination of fresh or frozen vegetables, so it will taste a little different each time you make it. It can be easily doubled or tripled. i got this recipe from Martha's Everyday Food cookbooks - very tasty."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups onions, chopped (whites only) or 2 cups leeks, thinly sliced (whites only)
  • 1 cup celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • coarse salt and pepper
  • 3 (14 1/2 ounce) cans reduced-sodium vegetable broth or (14 1/2 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 8 cups mixed assorted fresh vegetables (such as carrots, corn, green beans, lima beans, peas, potatoes, and zucchini, cut larger veggies int) or 8 cups frozen vegetables (such as carrots, corn, green beans, lima beans, peas, potatoes, and zucchini, cut larger veggies int)


  • Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onions or leeks, celery and Italian Seasoning; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions are translucent, 5-8 minutes.
  • Add broth, tomatoes and their juice, tomato paste, and 3 cups water to pot; bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook, uncovered, 20 minutes.
  • Add vegetables to pot, and return to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, until vegetables are tender, 20-25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Let cool before storing.

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  1. This is a great recipe for using up the odds and ends of vegetables that are left in the veggie bin or partial bags of frozen vegetables. My combo consisted of fresh onions, celery, potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes, frozen peas, corn, and Italian green beans and canned kidney beans. My family loved it! I doubled the recipe and put some in the freezer in individual servings for work. This is certainly a great tasting recipe and healthful. I'll make this again. Thanks for posting mariajane :)
  2. I am enjoying a bowlful of this wonderful soup as I write my review. As my vegetables I used potato, corn, carrot, and cabbage. I decided to skip the Italian seasoning but otherwise made as written. This is bowlful of flavour and is incredibly easy to make. Thanks for the recipe.


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