Vegetable soup in a bowl with crusty bread

Versatile veg soup

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(70 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2

A basic soup recipe that can be adapted to whatever needs using up from the fridge

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal218
  • fat7g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre6g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.94g
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  • 200g chopped raw vegetables, such as onions, celery and carrots



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  • 300g potato



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  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 700ml stock
  • crème fraîche and fresh herbs, to serve


  1. Fry 200g chopped raw vegetables with 300g potatoes, peeled and cubed, in 1 tbsp oil for a few mins until beginning to soften.

  2. Cover with 700ml stock and simmer for 10-15 mins until the veg is tender. Blend until smooth, then season.

  3. Serve with a dollop of crème fraîche and some fresh herbs. Will freeze for up to 1 month.

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7th Sep, 2019
I can't believe how easy, versatile and yummy this soup is! I put onions, carrots, courgettes, leeks, potatoes , garlic, 1 chicken and 1 veg stock. Even added cubes of cheese to melt into it. And most of all my kids loved it!!! I took a few scoops out before blending for extra texture. Will experiment with different veg but defo be making more especially as the weather has turned chilly!
4th Jan, 2017
Did everything it said but unfortunately it was seriously lacking any flavour? Perhaps with plenty of seasoning, garlic and/or chilli it might've been better? : (
17th Oct, 2018
The récipe does say "season".
18th Sep, 2016
Simple as can be and a delicious way to use up the stray vegetables that get left behind! This time it was carrot, celery, onion and potato and 500ml of "real" chicken stock plus a veg stock cube and a bit of extra water to get the consistency right.
20th Apr, 2016
This has to be the best soup recipe ever! Just use whatever you have in, double or treble for many!
6th Aug, 2015
This is a great recipe, although I'm not sure a strict "recipe" is all that necessary really. Just freestyle it. I used way more veg than 200g (probably closer to 600g), plus 500g of potatoes, and I upped the stock to 1l. It was delish and made enough for 5 people. I chucked potato, celery, carrot, courgette and spring onion in, and then after blending it added sweetcorn.
13th May, 2015
Lovely soup that you can use this recipe or adapt it to what you have in your cupboards.
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25th Mar, 2015
Makes great soup from a recipe that could not be easier! No more store bought soups for me. Looking forward to making some of the variations suggested by others.
29th Nov, 2014
I love this recipe. I make it with any veg left in the fridge especially the stalks of broccoli and cauliflower, once they are blended no one would know. Delicious
18th Sep, 2014
Love this recipe, I always like to adapt things to my taste, so something like this is great. I used two potatoes, broccoli, green beans, carrots, onions, sugar snap peas and added 1 frozen garlic cube and 1 frozen chilli cube, 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds, 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric and a tablespoon of crème fresh. I followed the recipe by cooking the veg and them simmering in the stock. I used one veg stock melt and one chicken and added them to water. Then blended the ingredients all together at the end. Put it in the fridge and am eating eat today for lunch as I type and it is delicious. It's so nice to have an easy soup that you can make quickly, you can add as much veg as you like and it's really healthy so I give this 5 stars.


24th Jan, 2017
Hi it doesn't say the calories on my screen does anyone know how many calories this soup is?
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30th Jan, 2017
Hi Katherine, Sorry this one wasn't nutritionally analysed. We'll get that information and update.
16th Jul, 2014
This may seem like a simple question but my cooking experience is limited, so in your versatile vegetable soup what is the stock made of please?
11th Aug, 2014
Hi, I used a Knorr stock pot.
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