Homemade Vegetable Soup

Updated on February 11, 2018
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Looking for an Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe Like Grandma Used to Make?

As a kid, I used to love my mother's homemade vegetable soup. In the fall and winter it brought comfort and even years later when I made it for my husband, he quickly developed a taste for it as well.

With simple, inexpensive ingredients my mother's homemade vegetable soup was very easy to put together. Although she had no written recipe for her soup, I followed her around as she made it one afternoon many years ago and made notes of the ingredients and quantities so that I could replicate her recipe.

Below you'll find her homemade vegetable soup recipe from my childhood.

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About My Mother's Homemade Vegetable Soup

Actually a Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup

My mother made this vegetable soup in the fall and winter mostly. Some fresh vegetables were harder to come by and thus some of the vegetables were canned. The advantage of course, was that the preparation and cooking time was reduced. I've written the recipe to conform to exactly how she made it.

This homemade vegetable soup recipe includes beef; it's not a vegetarian dish. It should probably be more accurately described as a homemade vegetable beef soup. However, if you choose to leave out the beef it would obviously be more vegetarian friendly although it would still have the beef broth!

Either way, this is an affordable and easy soup to put together.

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The Tools You'll Need to Make this Homemade Vegetable Soup

The tools you will need to make this homemade vegetable soup are:

  1. An 8 quart stock pot
  2. a cutting board,
  3. a vegetable peeler
  4. a knife
  5. pressure cooker if you choose to follow the recipe strictly
  6. a can opener

It doesn't get much easier than that!

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The Ingredients

Nothing exotic here, you'll find all of the ingredients at the local grocery store. The recipe will easily feed a family of 4 to 6.

  • 2 small potatoes (peeled/chunked)
  • 2 small carrots (sliced)
  • 1 sweet (bell) green pepper (chunked)
  • 1 medium sized yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1-2 stalks of celery (sliced 1/4-1/2")
  • 1 small red delicious apple (peeled/chunked)
  • 1 small turnip (chunked)
  • 1- 14 oz can whole kernel corn (drained)
  • 1- 14oz can green peas (drained)
  • 64 oz V8 (or other brand) 100% vegetable juice
  • 1 lb. beef chuck roast
  • one can beef broth or 2 cups water with dissolved beef bouillon**
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • Salt to taste.

**May use more broth as needed.

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My Mother's Easy Vegetable Soup

Her homemade vegetable soup recipe

The meat can be prepared however you prefer, but my mother used a pressure cooker for her homemade vegetable soup and indeed, it produces a very tender meat.

  1. Place the chuck roast in the pressure cooker with water. Cook for 20-30 minutes. Remove any fat and cut into bite sized pieces.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare vegetables and apple (peel/chunk/slice). Add to the stock pot with canned or frozen vegetables.
  3. Add in vegetable juice and beef broth (or water with bouillon) and stir in seasons. Bring to a full boil then reduce heat to medium.
  4. Add meat once it has finished cooking in the pressure cooker. Reduce heat to med-low and cook for an additional 30-45 minutes.

As kids we had a bowl of this soup accompanied by saltine crackers and a slice or two of cheddar cheese.

Not All Vegetable Soups are the Same!

What's Your Favorite Vegetable Soup?

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        jknake lm 

        5 years ago

        Love your recipes. I make my vegetable soup with ground beef and V-8 juice. It's known in some places as Hamburger Soup. Enjoyed your lens.

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        paynui 

        5 years ago

        Nothing better than a good vegetable soup made from those grown in your own veggie patch.

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        hereandnow 

        5 years ago

        I think soup is the perfect food. I agree with Jogalog about using up whatever is in your cupboard and fridge. I usually read recipes like yours and mix it up to fit my ingredients. Thanks for sharing.

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        Jogalog 

        5 years ago

        I love making homemade vegetable soup. It's never the same when I make it though - it just depends on what I have in the kitchen cupboards and fridge.

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        kabbalah lm 

        5 years ago

        Nothing like homemade

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        pericaluic 

        5 years ago

        nice

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        Karamerica 

        5 years ago

        I'd like to try adding clams! What do you think?

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        vilara2010 

        5 years ago

        Great lens....soup is good for health

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        reggar 

        5 years ago

        Great lens! I got caught up in the recipes. You've thought of everything from pots to cookbooks and the viewers' voting opinion. Great job. I'm hungry.

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        anonymous 

        5 years ago

        I was reading some of Squidoo's information and your lens was mentioned. I simply came over to look it over but got caught up with all your recipe suggestions. Thank you!

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        nanafisher 

        5 years ago

        great lens!!!!!

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        makorip lm 

        5 years ago

        Really tasty lens, definitely going to make this!

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        Dawn Romine 

        5 years ago from Nebraska

        I love making soup, no two of mine are the same, it's usually whatever is in the frig or freezer. But, I have never heard of putting apples in the soup. I wonder if you can use applesauce, as I have an overabundance of the stuff.

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        Aibrean82 

        5 years ago

        I am definitely going to try this!

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        imagelist lm 

        5 years ago

        Great info thanks...

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        sarita 

        5 years ago from Hisar

        wow. i will definitely try it out..

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        LifestyleNetwork 

        5 years ago

        soup? indeed tasty, and the best healthy option for a busy life, always on the go...

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        anonymous 

        5 years ago

        A great recipe.

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        anonymous 

        5 years ago

        My mouth is salivating for how good it is this soup. mmmhh!

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        asianfun 

        5 years ago

        the Fagor Splendid 10-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner looks good don't you think?

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        asianfun 

        5 years ago

        the Fagor Splendid 10-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner looks good dont you think?

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        SYC2002 

        5 years ago

        Thanks... after reading your lens, I guess I am falling in love with Homemade Vegetable Soup. I will tell my wife about this lens.

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        Marilyn Briant 

        5 years ago

        I just love to make soup too - its so easy to prepare and so delicious as a meal with a nice hunk of whole grain baguette!

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        Didijudy 

        5 years ago from Canada

        It is such a healthy soup. They are all tasty! Great lens!

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        TechInfoHQ 

        5 years ago

        Great, I will try this.

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        Mool-Manoj-Khatri 

        5 years ago

        What a Homemade Vegetable Soup. . . . very very yummy. ;-)

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        sheehana 

        5 years ago

        Great lens

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        Judith Nazarewicz 

        5 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

        I love homemade soup.. Really nice lens!

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        Auriel 

        5 years ago

        yummy recipe.

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        mistaben 

        5 years ago

        This is a yummy soup! Many thanks for a fantastic recipe.

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        musicah123 

        5 years ago

        I really enjoy homemade soup and your vegetable soup sounds absolutely terrific. The wide variety of different vegetables is just perfect for me. The recipe is simple enough for everyone and I'm sure great tasting as well.

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        montanatravel52 

        5 years ago

        Now that winter is fast approaching, this is an awesome idea, and healthy for the kids, thanks for the idea and recipe(s), and a fun read!

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        Essentially Ind 

        5 years ago

        yummmmmmmmmy Lens. Thank you for sharing .......:)

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        healthyandtasty 

        5 years ago

        Looks really Yummy!

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        OurFoodRecipes LM 

        5 years ago

        great "soup" lense...very informative. Thanks

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        DecoratingMom411 

        6 years ago

        It seems that the recipe given is very nutritious and good for all ages! I'll surely try to cook that because it looks so delicious! Great lens!

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        This sounds delicious! Thanks for a great lens :)

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        Paula7928 

        6 years ago

        Great lens! I love homemade vegetable soup.

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        kuadal 

        6 years ago

        i looks yummy , bookmark for some experiment

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        mariacarbonara 

        6 years ago

        I will be bookmarking this and making this at the weekend! thanks!

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        resurrection7 

        6 years ago

        I love soup.... and this looks great!

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        Allison Whitehead 

        6 years ago

        Great lens. I love homemade soup, whatever type it is.

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        wow nice lens i just love soups thay are tasty and healthy

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        bossypants 

        6 years ago

        Nothing says love like homemade soup. My mom, by her own admission, wasn't much of a cook, but she made a vegetable beef soup I remember fondly, as well. Enjoyed reading about your soup memories. Very generous of you to share a family heirloom recipe!

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        spids1 

        6 years ago

        great lens love this!

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        yesblogger lm 

        6 years ago

        looks tasty.......

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        thememorybooksh1 

        6 years ago

        Very Nice recipe, i will try it..

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        radhanathswamifan 

        6 years ago

        May be I could try without onion.. we don't take onions...

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        Glenn143 

        6 years ago

        Soup back in my city is an all season dish so going to try this out the coming weekend.

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        Glenn143 

        6 years ago

        Soup back in my city is an all season dish so going to try this out the coming weekend.

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        randomthings lm 

        6 years ago

        Sounds good...even though it's morning... YUM

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        Cath1125 

        6 years ago

        These look so lovely. My daughter is so looking forward to the winter so she can have lovely soups. I will be using your recipes. Nice Lense :)

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        HannahnMe LM 

        6 years ago

        These recipes look so good, I saved them! Can't wait for the 1st cold day to try them. Thank you,

        HannahnMe

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        We love soups in our family. Great recipes!

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        koushikab 

        6 years ago

        Thanks a lot, that is really awesome, nothing is much healthy than homemade food. And also thanks for the guide lines.

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        sweetstickyrainbo 

        6 years ago

        good and good for you!

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        spids1 

        6 years ago

        Great lens very well written.

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        blujeanmomma 

        6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

        Sounds very yummy. With the weather on it's way making a pot of soup sounds wonderful.

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        Hannah Writes 

        6 years ago

        I make homemade soup all winter long. I am bookmarking this recipe!

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        OMENA777 

        6 years ago

        Thanks for your lens. I love soups in winter.

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        Peter Badham 

        6 years ago from England

        Hello mulberry. You have a great lens! Can't wait to try this now it should start getting colder.

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        Magietha du Plessis 

        6 years ago from South Africa

        In South Africa soup is very popular and we always add meat. Most of the time the recipe is whatever you have in the house.

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        victoriahaneveer 

        6 years ago

        Beef veggie soup, yum!

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        KayeSI 

        6 years ago

        Chicken vegetable soup is wonderful when younorna loved one are sick - we add extra garlic and mild chili powder to help fight the nasty germs!

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        sherioz 

        6 years ago

        There is nothing like homemade vegie soup.

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        Gloria Freeman 

        6 years ago from Alabama USA

        Great recipes, blessed and added to my lens..Squid Angel flinnie.

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        Gloria Freeman 

        6 years ago from Alabama USA

        I make my own soup all the time, yummy.

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        poutine 

        6 years ago

        I love making my own soups.

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        Amystuwart 

        6 years ago

        Thanks for the recipes, my children loved them

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        JesusDensford 

        6 years ago

        Looks delicioso!

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        Sunflower2423 

        6 years ago

        Nice lens. This homemade vegetable soup looks yummy! homemade seems to taste so much better. I will have to try and make this. I am sure it will taste yummy.

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        molhambakir lm 

        6 years ago

        ughhhh so testy XD

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        Jogalog 

        6 years ago

        I love homemade soup for lunch in winter. It's soon going to be soup season here as it's feeling chilly today.

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        renoveau 

        6 years ago

        This sounds delicious!

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        ElisaHenken 

        6 years ago

        Yummy!

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        Elaine Chen 

        6 years ago

        will share this lens with my best friend who likes cooking, thanks

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        Great recipe but I will omit the beef and bouillon. I think a vegetable stock cube will be good instead.

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        KhairuZiya 

        6 years ago

        great lens, look as delicious

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        MintySea 

        6 years ago

        I liked Vegetable Soup with tomato based with stars

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        vinodkpillai lm 

        6 years ago

        I love clear vegetable soup.

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        Elyn MacInnis 

        6 years ago from Shanghai, China

        I love vegetable soup - and there are so many options... Thanks for your great recipes!

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        Sue Dixon 

        6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

        Bring on the fall! Blessed!

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        tobydavis 

        6 years ago

        Yummy lens - looove vegetable soup :-)

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        Ann Hinds 

        6 years ago from So Cal

        Yummy! Blessed

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        kgdunst 

        6 years ago

        Homemade soup is also a pot of love from the family :)

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        Kathryn Grace 

        6 years ago from San Francisco

        My favorite vegetable soup is homemade minestrone with not too many noodles. This sounds very like the soup my mom used to make as well. Perfect for a fall day.

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        Gayle Dowell 

        6 years ago from Kansas

        I like cooking my soup in the crockpot on a brisk day in the fall or winter. Blessed~

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        coolmon2009 lm 

        6 years ago

        Nice recipe, I will bookmark this lens

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        countsquid 

        6 years ago

        for me, homemade item appear more healthier than in commercial stores

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        countsquid 

        6 years ago

        for me, homemade item appear more healthier than in commercial stores

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        Alana-r 

        6 years ago

        Vegetable soup is my favorite, this looks yummy. Great Lens!

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        ingridpalmer 

        6 years ago

        I love vegetable soup. I cook soup every Saturday and like to try different varieties. Love chicken vegetable soup.

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        AJ 

        6 years ago from Australia

        It is a little chilly here today, making your homemade vegetable soup even more appetising.

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        Excellent recipe. Thanks.

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        acneanswers 

        6 years ago

        delicious recipe. I'll give it a try once the summer is over.

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        I had forgotten how wonderful home made vegetable soup was. Used to make it myself in the crock pot and let it go, and people would just come by and dip some out as the desire hit them. Thanks! Will have to get back to this!

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        Onemargaret LM 

        6 years ago

        I use plenty of white potatoes in my vegetable soup. Love me some potatoes!

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        CristianStan 

        6 years ago

        I'm not really one for lots of vegetables, but the best thing about soups is that you can add other ingredients to make it taste better. Beef, pork, chicken, chicken or beef broth, and that's great!

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        sanchanps 

        6 years ago

        It's very healthy, and I would like to have a try. Thank you for sharing.

        http://www.ccchinachic.com/

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        peggygallyot 

        6 years ago

        Intoo make vegetable soup but not always with beef in it.

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