I had been looking for a crockpot vegetable soup that didn’t have meat in it and I came across this recipe. I think I found it on Pinterest. There were a lot of ingredients, but it was really simple to make. You just need to give yourself enough time to chop all the veggies.
First you sauté the veggies a little.
Then you let your toddler help stir the vegetables because she insists on doing so.
Then dump the rest of the ingredients into the crockpot.
Then move your toddler to a different location to do more stirring and keep them busy by having them name all the vegetables she can find on the spoon.
The soup tasted really good. I was very pleased. This time I added some frozen corn, a can of white beans, a can of peas and half the amount of green beans. I also used petite diced tomatoes because I don’t like big chunks of tomato in my soup (or in general) and vegetable broth to make it vegetarian. The recipe said to add the pasta right away. This made the pasta a bit mushy and I would either cook it first and add it at the end or skip it all together. It didn’t add a whole lot to the soup for us.
Modifications I will make the next time I make this:
use sweet potatoes instead of red potatoes
make my onions and peppers a little bigger (Chuck likes more variety in size and texture in the soup)
omit the pasta
stick with adding white beans, corn, peas, petite tomatoes, veggie broth and half the green beans
invite a small army over to help us eat it all
It was also very good frozen and then reheated. Overall, I highly recommend this for a yummy veggie soup. Let me know if you make it and if you make any notable changes I should consider the next time I make it. Mmmmm….now I’m hungry!