Crock Pot Vegetable Soup

Crock Pot Vegetable Soup created by May I Have That Rec

I haven't tried this yet, but it's hard to go wrong with Leanne- and this looks scrumptious, along with the variations! This is a Menu Mailer recipe, taken from a FlyLady Digest.

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4hrs 30mins
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directions

  • In a large soup pot, heat the one tablespoon of the olive oil over medium high heat.
  • Add the onion and cook till nearly translucent.
  • Now add the garlic. Don't let the garlic brown and saute another couple of minutes.
  • Add the rest of the chopped veggies, sauteing for just a minute or two; the extra tablespoon of olive oil is if you need it for the rest of the veggies. Remember--you're not cooking them-- just sauteing them for the wonderful flavor this quick step will infuse in your soup.
  • Add the thyme and salt and pepper while sauteing.
  • Now put the veggies in the crock pot, add the tomatoes and broth.
  • Cook on low 7-9 hours (depending on your crock pot) or high 4-6 hours.
  • Just before serving, gently mash some of the potato chunks against the side of the crock pot to thicken the soup, give it a stir and serve.
  • SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled cheese sandwiches on whole grain bread and a spinach salad.
  • Quick Fixes for Variations on the Basic Veggie Soup: Now remember, don't do these to the whole pot of soup! Just the little bit you pull out to fix yourself for lunch, etc. so that you can do all the Quick Fixes.
  • Quick Fix #1: Tex Mex Veggie Soup. Add some (eyeball it--how much do you want?) canned black beans (drained and rinsed), a little bit of cumin and chopped cilantro. Top with some tortilla chips and cheese, or serve with a quesadilla.
  • Quick Fix #2: Tuscan Veggie Soup. Add some (eyeball it again) canned cannellini (white kidney beans) or white beans (drained and rinse), a little bit of Italian seasoning and some chopped kale. Cook till heated through and the kale is tender.
  • Quick Fix #3: Minestrone Veggie Soup. Add some cooked pasta, a little dried basil and top with a fresh grating of Parmesan cheese.
  • Quick Fix #4: Autumn Veggie Soup. Add some diced acorn squash or butternut squash, a handful of cooked brown rice, a sprinkling of nutmeg and some chopped parsley.
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"I haven't tried this yet, but it's hard to go wrong with Leanne- and this looks scrumptious, along with the variations! This is a Menu Mailer recipe, taken from a FlyLady Digest."
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  1. Karen H.
    Grandson cooked this for us last night. Very good. Unless you like purple soup, don't use red cabbage though. He didn't realize it would color all the veggies.
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  2. Linda R.
    Wow, what a recipe. Followed it as written and it came out yummy. Thought the amount of garlic would be too much but was not at all. May try to switch it up with different veggies next time but would not change anything else!! Very, tasty !!
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  3. Danielle H.
    I love this recipe. 2nd time around. It's very versatile and forgiving. This time around I added broccoli, kale, sweet potatoes and red beans. I omitted the green bean, turnips and red spuds. It's cooking away right now. First time it was terrific. For one person, it makes plenty of freezings. Which was nice at the end of the month, when my money was tight. Tasty. More veggies this go around than broth. How I like it.
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  4. Susan M J.
    When should pasta be added, 4 - 6 hrs seems long?? TY
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  5. Fatim H.
    Crock Pot Vegetable Soup Created by Fatim H.
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