There are so many things to appreciate about this classic vegetable soup.
- basic ingredients
- quick and easy
You can have this soup made within the hour!
Plus, it’s allergy-friendly. Dairy-free, egg-free, and nut-free for our allergies. And grandpa, who has a wheat allergy, also enjoys it.
It’s so good, in fact, that it’s a perfect meal to feed a crowd.
We’ve had it simmering in a slow cooker for Halloween, Super Bowl, and New Year parties.
Guests always love it!
HOW TO MAKE VEGGIE SOUP FAST
- have the ground meat already cooked and ready to go
- use frozen carrots, peas, and corn
- use your favorite store-bought beef broth
WHAT GROUND MEAT FOR VEGGIE SOUP
All of these have worked well in our veggie soup recipe.
We mostly use venison because our freezer is stocked.
- ground beef
- ground turkey
- ground venison
HOW TO MAKE SCRATCH VEGETABLE SOUP
Here are a few ways to make our vegetable soup even tastier.
HOMEMADE BROTH – This takes no extra time because we have it stocked in our freezer. Yes, it’s chicken and not beef. But it still makes delicious veggie soup, especially because it’s homemade. Homemade Broth
FRESH CUT VEGGIES – If you have fresh tomatoes, carrots, peas, or corn on hand, feel free to throw those in. We often have frozen garden tomatoes and corn on hand. And it’s easy to peal and dice fresh carrots.
FRESH HERBS – I’ve started drying our own garden basil and love having it on hand for soups and cooking.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH VEGGIE SOUP
Soup is always tasty with a side of bread. Here are some of our favorites.
Now for the veggie soup recipe below.
VEGETABLE SOUP DAIRY-FREE
4 cups of beef or chicken broth
1 small can of tomato sauce
1 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes
1 pound cooked ground beef, ground turkey, or ground venison
1 bag mixed frozen vegetables
4 peeled, washed, diced potatoes
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
salt to taste
Cook your ground meat in a large pot. Drain the grease.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot.
Simmer on medium heat until hot and potatoes are cooked through.
Let simmer longer to let flavors meld together.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
The next day, the flavor will be even better!
Hope you love this simple vegetable soup as much as we do.
MORE DAIRY-FREE SOUP
This was originally posted in October 2009.