Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup Recipe

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I love soup during the winter. Thick, hearty, comforting soup. Vegetable Soup has always been one of my favorites and this slow cooker version is about is easy as they come.

Seriously.

What could be easier than tossing all of the vegetables in the slow cooker, turning it on low and just going on about your business during the day. Then, when supper time arrives, just lifting the lid and spooning out big bowls of piping hot, vegetable soup.

I know I’ve said it time and time again, but slow cookers are one of the most brilliant inventions for busy families. Ever.

That and a good cup of coffee me incredibly happy!

Of course, if you don’t have a slow cooker, you could whip this soup up in no time on the stove as well. There’s just something about how the flavors all meld together when this vegetable soup has been bubbling away in the slow cooker all day. It makes it simply magical. Promise.

Here’s the recipe for this Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup. I think you are going to love it!

4.3 from 7 reviews
Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup Recipe
 
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This recipe for slow cooker vegetable soup is perfect for busy weeknight meals or anytime!
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground round
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans mixed vegetables, drained
  • 2 cups fresh Lima beans or 1 (15-ounce) can Lima beans, drained
  • 2 cups fresh corn off the cob 1 (15-ounce) can niblet corn, drained
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced or 1 (15-ounce) can carrots, drained
  • 4 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomatoes and okra
  • 2 cups water
Instructions
  1. Cook ground round and onions until browned. Add to slow cooker along with all other ingredients.
  2. Cook in slow cooker for 4 hours on low.
Notes
Alternately, you may cook as directed using a large stockpot. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 45 minutes.

Enjoy!
Robyn xoxo

DISCUSS

  1. 3

    says

    Love love LOOOOVE my slow cooker!! It allows me to prepare a meal at MY convenience (like when the baby is sleeping) and have it ready at dinner time…because making dinner on time can be difficult nowadays.

    This soup looks so bright and gorgeous…love all the yummy veggies!!

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      Katie Davis says

      I never use canned veggies when I do soup for texture and sodium reasons. I always buy a family sized bag of mixed veggies and add frozen lima beans. Just throw them in the pot (slow cooker) frozen with the rest of your stuff.

  2. 19

    Heather says

    If I want to leave out the ground round, do I still need to brown the onions before I add them to the crockpot? I feel like they would cook in the four hours allotted for cooking, I just wanted to get your thoughts.

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    andi hannus says

    robin- after seeing this recipe on facebook, I purchased a slow cooker only to make this soup. I am anxiously waiting delivery of the cooker because I am craving your soup now that it is colder .
    Please post any similar recipes or some chili recipes. thanks

  4. 28

    Kim Honeycutt says

    Sounds AWESOME!!! I could eat soup every day!! Just a dumb question though. Are you using the 2 cans mixed vegetables PLUS the other items listed or in place of them?

  5. 29

    says

    Tried this soup last night, and loved it! So easy and inexpensive, and perfect for the single-digit temperatures we’ve been having here this week! I used all canned vegetables, but rinsed everything except the tomatoes and tomatoes/okra, just to try to cut some of the sodium. I thought it turned out perfectly that way, and my husband liked it too.

    I will definitely make this again. I’m also going to post a link on my blog. Thanks for a great recipe!

  6. 30

    says

    I wanted to make this all veggies, so I skipped the meat. I also substituted the water for chicken broth, and added garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. It was amazing!

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    Sydney says

    This looks great. I’m curious. Is there a health reason for draining the vegetables from cans? I can understand draining and rinsing beans, but I wondered if there are preservatives or additives that get rinsed away if draining and substituting the water. Also, would you recommend not adding low sodium beef broth verses water? If so, why? Thanks!

  8. 32

    susan says

    I like to use fresh or fozen vegatables. I was wondering what are in the mixed canned vegatables? I couldn’t really tell by looking at the pictures. Thank you.

  9. 33

    Ella Martini says

    You can leave out the meat!
    Brown onions and celery.
    Include parsnips and carrots.
    Mixed frozen veggies(corn peas etc…)
    Canned tomatoes etc…

    Delight your family by adding alphabit noodles!!!
    No one is too old for homemade aphabit soup.

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