Vegetable soup in a bowl with crusty bread

Versatile veg soup

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(72 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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barbsbaking's picture
16th Feb, 2013
Fried the onion and a couple of garlic Clive's in a tablespoon of Patak's curry paste, any kind, then add a tin of drained chickpeas towards the end and it made a nice mulligatawny style veggie soup.
11th Jan, 2013
Simple, easy, quick and healthy what more could you want ?
7th Jan, 2013
This is my go to recipe when i'm trying to be creative with soups, always delivers a lovely thick and warming texture.
31st Dec, 2012
I used 500g casserole pack, 600g potatoes, 3 rashers smoked back bacon, 80g lentils, 2 teaspoons chilli flakes, ground pepper, 1500ml chicken stock - fried bacon and chilli flakes first then added veg for 5-10 mins before adding stock and pepper - delicious though next time will reduce amount of bacon as very smokey. Great way to use up veg destined for the bin!
9th Dec, 2012
Made soup today - it was lovely. I've used: 4 potatoes, 4 carrots, 1 small sweed, 2 small onions, 3 parsnips and a handful of frozen peppers and 2 cloves of garlic with salt and pepper to taste. I fried onion and garlic first then all the veg. Made a large pan full and once I'd blended it, it's a lovely thick tasty soup - mmmmm!!
7th Dec, 2012
Good way to use up the tail enders of vegetables so this time it was potato, onion, cauliflower and mangetouts in a good turkey stock. Heartwarming stuff!
24th Nov, 2012
I've never made a soup before, and this was easy and great for using up the leftovers of veg.. I used 3 Potatoes, A large parsnip, carrots, leek, onion, garlic and a few slices of fresh root ginger with some grated nutmeg and seasoning.. I like it! The rest of the house are yet to try it, fingers crossed!
27th Oct, 2012
I cooked potaoes, 2 small cloves of garlic, leeks, parsnips and swede. I mashed them all together as don't have a blender then added veg stock to the right consintency so can be adjusted accordingly to however thick you want the soup to be. Then added a teaspoon of medium curry powder and fresh parsley and it is delicious :)
Deborah Gruss
15th Oct, 2012
Great. Very quick and easy. Good recipe as you can make it frequently but without getting bored as the veg is different each time.
9th Oct, 2012
My first attempt at making soup and it's delicious! So simple too. I used potatoes, carrots, parsnips, garlic and some mild chilli powder for a bit of a kick. Will definitely be making it again!


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