Since moving to Minnesota, one of the things I am learning to cook a lot of are crockpot soups. They are easy to make and can be ready for the kids when they head inside from a day of playing in the snow. Winter is cold everywhere, but this winter we are having crazy low temperatures. As I am writing this post it’s negative FIFTY outside today? Don’t believe me? Then just check out this video we took today. (Below the yummy soup photo)
Yep, that is boiling water instantly turning into water vapor. Crazy, right?! We knew the weather was coming, and that’s why we headed to Rainbow Foods before the craziness hit. There was no way I was going shopping when it hit. When we did go shopping it was still so cold that our sliding doors on the minivan wouldn’t open. The kids had to crawl through the back of the van to get out!
We were in a big hurry because it was flipping cold outside, so I was glad to be able to check the Rainbow Foods health key™ system to grab what I needed and get out. Our family is trying to eat more organic stuff, so we just look for the organic health key™ tag and grab the stuff we need and we are on our way. It makes it so much easier than trying to read the box or the itty bitty label on the shelf.
Growing up I loved the canned vegetable soup (oddly enough I normally hated vegetables), so we made this homemade vegetable soup as an homage to my younger years. (My kids call this “when dinosaurs roamed the Earth) We hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Stay Warm!Print
Crockpot Vegetable Soup Perfect for a Cold Day
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 8 hours
- Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
- Yield: 10
- Category: Soups
- 3 Carrots (Peeled and Cubed)
- 2 Celery Ribs
- 5 Small Yellow Potatoes (Peeled and Cubed)
- 1 C Corn
- 1 C Green Beans
- 1 14oz Can Stewed Tomatoes
- 1-2 T Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 T Garlic Powder
- 1/2 T Onion Powder
- 1 Garlic Clove (finely minced)
- 1 T Olive Oil
- 2 32 oz Cartons of Organic Chicken Broth or Stock (can substitute veggie as well)
- 1/2 Medium Onion
- Dice all of the vegetables and set aside
- In a dutch oven place the olive oil, cook the garlic and the onions until the onion is see through. Place garlic and onion in crockpot.
- Place all ingredients in crockpot, and add herbs to taste.
- Place on low for eight hours or until potatoes are soft.
- Serve with crackers or crusty bread.
- For faster preparation, cook on medium in dutch oven and simmer for one hour.
Yum! This looks delicious! I need to make it soon with this cold weather!
Sandy Cain says
You;re right, this IS perfect for a cold winter day! And what a cold winter this is turning out to be! Thanks for this – I love veggie soup! (And isn’t it fun to let the crockpot do all the work, with just a little prep?)
Ashley Sears says
Oh yes, the batch is great because it makes a LOT. You can eat off of it almost all week :). Yep, gotta love my crockpot. I would probably marry if it’s was legal.
This looks delicious and comforting (and healthy). I’m always looking for new slow cooker recipes, too!
saminder gumer says
this would be perfect for this time of year.
Julie Wood says
I like this recipe and the Turkey Chili recipe. This is a healthy Vegetable soup to try, and certainly good this week with it being so cold. I like to make this and it looks easy and I will put it in the Crockpot.
Michelle F. says
looks good. love that you do it in the crockpot.
Those health key tags make it so easy to find organic or gluten free items. I wish all grocery stores were required to have a similar feature. #client
Yes, this is perfect for a cold day. It looks delicious, can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Summer Davis says
OH YUMMY! And full of the goodness that the Earth provides without the nasty preservatives that they put in the canned soups. GO YOU for being an organic queen! I wish we had the health key tags! They’d really help me out with our gluten-free lifestyle! #client
Sarah L says
Very yummy. I think I’ll make some this week. I like organic.
This sounds so perfect for fall comfort food! 🙂
Angela Boone says
This soup looks amazing. Thanks for sharing at Meet up Mondays.
LizZ Holla says
There is seriously nothing better than a delicious soup or stew on a fall day <3 Thanks for the soup recipe 😀
This soup looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing
CJ @ Morsels of Life says
This soup sounds so perfect for colder weather! I love using the slow cooker to make soups – just takes all the work out. 🙂
Wow…this sounds so delicious!