Hearty Vegetable Soup With 3 Variations That Is Easy To Make!

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I have several favorite soups we make for dinner and today’s is this Hearty Vegetable Soup recipe. When it’s cold, grey and rainy outside I love making soup recipes for our family dinners.

Honestly, it’s something we enjoy all year long. In any type of weather but, especially when it’s cold or rainy. Packed full of fresh vegetables, this soup is sure to warm and fill you up. 

If your a vegetarian this recipe is easily adaptable. Just use vegetable broth and leave out the meat. You’ll get the same full flavors by adding an additional teaspoon of Italian spices plus an extra can of black beans or other beans. 

Hearty Vegetable Soup

Hearty Vegetable Soup - an easy soup recipe- make soup from scratch. Flavorful, plus ready in 1 hour! Soup for Dinner. DearCreatives.com

Whether you create it the same as we did or leave the meat out this is one hearty dish that you’ll enjoy over and over. Easily adaptable to suit your mood, or to use up leftover pork meat or leftover chicken meat… Remember omit the meat and just have a hearty vegetarian soup.

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Vegetable Soup Recipe

Vegetable Soup Recipe with or without meat. This is a flavorful soup that can be ready in 1 hour or less. DearCreatives.com

You can make this easy homemade vegetable soup with your favorite vegetables, meats or no meat so your family can enjoy a big bowl of soup. 

Ingredients

How to make soup from scratch? 

Instructions

  1. Wash and Chop the carrots, red bell pepper, (peel and chop) potatoes
  2. Peel and chop the onion
  3. Peel and mince the garlic
  4. Sautéing onions, garlic, carrots and in a little olive oil. For this recipe, I don’t recommend using celery but, that is up to you
  5. After a few minutes add the chicken or vegetable stock
  6. Add the drained corn and black beans
  7. Then add your spices
  8. If adding meat, add your leftover cut up pork or chicken. Omit the meat if making vegetarian soup.
  9. While the soup is cooking (until potatoes are tender) in a separate pot cook 2 cups of pasta noodles according to the directions for al dente, then rinse in cold water
  10. Keep the noodles separate (this keeps them from expanding) and add them to the bottom of the soup bowl 
  11. Pour the hot soup over the noodles and let it cool slightly before eating

Enjoy! 

Easy Homemade Vegetable Soup Recipe

Yield: 8

Hearty Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup Recipe with or without meat. This is a flavorful soup that can be ready in 1 hour or less. DearCreatives.com

A hearty vegetable soup that is easily adapted to suit your families tastes. This easy homemade vegetable soup recipe is quick to prep, and cook. Get a big bowl of vegetable soup on the table in 1 hour or less! Add meat or omit to make this vegetarian. Get Ready to enjoy a big bowl of soup!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1-onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 4 carrots
  • 4-6 potatoes
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2-32 oz. organic chicken stock (or vegetable stock if making this vegetarian soup) (or equivalent in canned)
  • 1 can of stewed tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 can black beans drained
  • 1 can corn drained
  • leftover pork chops or chicken (or omit if making this soup vegetarian)
  • 1 tablespoon oregano 
  • 1 tsp. Italian spices
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cooked pasta noodles (cooked al dente) drain in cold water

Instructions

    How to make soup from scratch

  1. Wash and Chop the carrots, red bell pepper, (peel and chop) potatoes
  2. Peel and chop the onion
  3. Peel and mince the garlic
  4. Sautéing onions, garlic, carrots and in a little olive oil. For this recipe, I don't recommend using celery but, that is up to you
  5. After a few minutes add the chicken or vegetable stock
  6. Add the drained corn and black beans
  7. Then add your spices
  8. If adding meat, add your leftover cut up pork or chicken. Omit the meat if making vegetarian soup.
  9. While the soup is cooking (until potatoes are tender) in a separate pot cook 2 cups of pasta noodles according to the directions for al dente, then rinse in cold water
  10. Keep the noodles separate (this keeps them from expanding) and add them to the bottom of the soup bowl 
  11. Pour the hot soup over the noodles and let it cool slightly before eating

Notes

  • The Pork chops (no bone, thick) were pre-cooked with garlic, pepper, sprinkled with Italian spices. You can make this the same day or cook a few extra the day before to reserve for your soup! 
  • You can also use pre-cooked chicken. 2-3 pieces of cooked boneless, skinless chicken or more if you like cut into bite-sized pieces. 
  • Pre-cooked reduces cooking time.
  • You can use my recipe for smothered chicken ( http://www.dearcreatives.com/easy-chicken-recipes-smothered-chicken-tacos-recipe/ ), purchase and cut up a rotisserie chicken or your own recipe.
  • This recipe makes a stock pot full. You can easily heat up the soup's left overs in a bowl in the microwave the next day.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

8

Amount Per Serving Calories 429Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 34mgSodium 905mgCarbohydrates 66gFiber 9gSugar 9gProtein 24g

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Vegetable Soup Recipe with several variations to help you make soup from scratch. Grab this and more soup recipes at DearCreatives.com

You can serve this vegetable soup recipe with biscuits, garlic bread or a green salad. We served ours with garlic bread. 

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Are you ready to make a delicious vegetable soup_ You will want to make this easy homemade soup, it's a hearty vegetable soup that the entire family will enjoy. Grab the recipe at DearCreatives.com

For this soup, I cut up two thick pre-cooked boneless pork chops (leftovers I had) adding them to the soup for even more flavor. You could use chicken if you prefer. I used what I had on hand.

Typically I use chicken but, this turned out really good so I had to share it. Be sure to tag me and share a photo of your soup on Twitter or Instagram @dearcreatives to share how your soup turned out! 

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6 Comments

    1. Hi Lauren, Typically we eat more chicken than anything else. We just happened to have that left over from the Mr.’s birthday. Something I don’t cook too often and I didn’t want to waste it. Hope you enjoy a big pot soon.

  1. WONDERFUL soup!!
    We eat soup everyday during winter, and this one is perfect for me (I’m a vegetarian). It’s whole meal for me, don’t need anything else
    I LOVE it

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