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Homemade Vegetable Soup

Learn how to make an easy vegetable soup in your crockpot!

I love a nice, hot bowl of soup and, as I'm hoping we might have a cold winter, I'm working on adding some new recipes to my repertoire. I had never made my own soup before and, although I stocked up when my favorite canned soup was on sale, I thought it would be nice to know how to make my own.

The first soup I tried was a vegetable soup, and it was SO easy. And, not only that, it was delicous! The only ingredients are vegetables (I used carrots, zucchini, squash, green beans, peas, corn and potatoes), tomato paste and water. 

Here’s the recipe:
6 C water
3 small cans tomato sauce (I used Muir Glen)
1 bag sliced carrots (in the produce section — I didn’t use quite the whole bag, and when I make this again I’d probably only use half the bag)
1 can corn
1 can green beans
1 can peas
1 can potatoes (I didn’t feel like peeling and slicing, so I went ahead and bought the potatoes on the canned vegetable aisle)
1 zucchini
1 squash
Seasoning to taste (I used Basil, Thyme and Oregano)

Combine everything in a crock pot and cook on low for six hours. The carrots were still a bit crunchy, so next time I will probably put those in an hour ahead of time, then add everything else and cook for six hours.

Do you have a favorite recipe you want to share? Email it to me at cady.schulman@gmail.com!

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