Old Fashioned Crock Pot Vegetable Soup – The Best Recipe

There are few things better than coming home to a house filled with the aroma of homemade soup. This Crock Pot Vegetable Soup is simply delicious and loaded with our favorite vegetables. Not to mention that the ingredients are easily reachable and the instructions are not so complicated. So, if you are driven by the need for a hot vegetable soup at lunchtime, try this recipe and tell us what you think. Also, is great for the kids!

3 serves of crock pot vegetable soup and slices of bread with a big bowl in the side


Even though I find this Crockpot Vegetable Soup really easy to make, I want to sincerely advise you to read the further tips and advice before getting started. It is really important to note some of that info even before going shopping for the ingredients. So, take a look at the recipe in order to know what I’m talking about in the next section. Then, go through the tips too.

Crock Pot Vegetable Soup: TIPS

  • Preparing this recipe is easy, all the vegetables can be chopped ahead of time so that in the morning all you have to do is throw everything into the crockpot and set the cooking time. Then, when you get home just add the pasta and a quick 20-30 minutes later dinner is on the table.
  • Another crucial detail is to read the recipe several times before getting started. It is really important not to skip any step or forget any crucial ingredient.
Crock Pot Vegetable Soup ready to eat with some crusty bread
  • Also, this soup takes 8 hours to cook and gets all the flavors to come together. So, one thing I learned was to vary the size of the pieces I chop the vegetables into. In this way, some of the smaller pieces will cook completely down and become part of the broth. While the larger chunks will remain whole when they are done cooking.
Chunky vegetables in this Crock Pot Vegetable Soup
  • The original recipe makes a full 6-quart crockpot. However, we decided after we saw how much it made to ladle out about 2 cups of the soup after it was cooked to freeze. I’ll have to say that it was a hit with the entire family.
  • Get the Crock-Pot Smart-Pot 6-Quart Slow Cooker at Walmart. That’s one of the best crockpots out there, regarding its price, too. So, if you don’t have one in your kitchen and can’t decide which one is best for you, take a look at this one. I just love it!

Enjoy Your Lunch!

Finally, it’s your turn to share your experience with all of us. Please do not forget that every piece of advice from you can help another cooker to improve the recipe I shared. So, just share all your thoughts on this one in the comments section! Also, if you have further questions or need more instructions, do not hesitate to ask anything. You know I am always pleased to give you a helping hand!

Last but not least, if you need more lunch ideas, give those five recipes a try too. They are just mouth-watering good and as simple as this one to make! Why? Because all of them are made using a crockpot and that gives you time to rest or do something else in the meantime. The crockpot is a cooker’s right hand!

Crock Pot Vegetable Soup FAQs

Can You Overcook Vegetable Soup In A Crock Pot?

Yes, you can overcook it if you leave the soup longer than needed or set a high temperature. You must always check the settings during cooking. Be sure not to keep the heat on too high.

How Long Can I Leave Vegetable Soup In A Crockpot?

After you are done cooking, you can leave the vegetable soup in a crockpot for between two and four hours. Then, you must transfer it to the fridge to indulge in it later. 

Can I Leave The Crockpot On Low Overnight To Cook Soup?

Yes, this recipe requires the soup to be in the crockpot for eight hours. So, you can prepare everything and leave it on overnight as it will be cooked by the morning. Just be sure to set the right temperature and follow instructions. 

What Will Make My Vegetable Soup Taste Better?

One of the top ways you can make the vegetable soup taste better is by adding a splash of citrus or vinegar. It will bring out the flavor of vegetables and give your soup the added flavor it needs.

What Are The Healthiest Vegetables To Put In A Crock Pot Soup?

There are various healthy vegetables you can add to your crock pot soup. This includes potatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, lentils, butternut squash, spring peas, tomatoes, corn, and many others.

Can I Add Seasonings To My Vegetable Soup To Enhance Flavor?

Yes, depending on your taste and preferences, you can add any seasoning you like. However, some of the best seasonings to add include salt, pepper, garlic, or even ground fennel seeds.

Is The Crock Pot Vegetable Soup Good For Weight Loss?

The crock pot vegetable soup is incredibly nutritious and can be good for weight loss if you make certain changes. For example, instead of using standard pasta, you can add whole wheat pasta to the soup to make it healthier.

What Goes With Crock Pot Vegetable Soup?

There are many things you can enjoy with your vegetable soup. For example, with this soup, you can have a side of French bread, buttered rolls, baked potato chips, fruit salad, salad, garlic bread, and much more.

What Can I Use Instead Of Stock In The Soup?

Water can be a great replacement for stock in most of the soups that you can make. The key is to add more salt and introduce different flavors to the water so that it can prove to be a great replacement for stock.

How Much Vinegar Or Lime Can I Add To My Vegetable Soup?

You can add half a teaspoon of lime or vinegar to the crockpot vegetable soup to enhance its flavor. Depending on your taste and what you need, you can also add more. It is a game-changer for any soup you make, as it will bring the ingredients to life in no time.


  1. Had this for supper tonight and it was delicious. I used chicken broth (made from the bones of a homegrown chicken we smoked) instead of the vegetable broth and used tomatoes from our garden instead of the canned tomatoes.

    Thanks so much–had a busy day today and it was nice coming home to this soup.

    • So glad you liked it Sue, thanks for letting us know! Using chicken broth is a great idea, especially homemade.

  2. Jessica Streit says

    Yay!!! Without cheese, this is going to be both a plant based and a gluten free soup!! I’m making this in my InstantPot this weekend! I can’t wait!

  3. Can you tell me what size can of diced tomatoes to use? This sounds like it would be quite good.

  4. I have a crockpot of your soup in my kitchen for tomorrow. I was in bed and awake at two AM so just decided to make it and now when I wake up my day will be simple. A loaf of French bread to dip in and yum! I added some things to make it my own but it won’t take away from your basic recipe. I added Worcestershire sauce, catchup, oregano, parsley, a pinch of cinnamon, a tiny bit of cayenne pepper onion salt, blackeyed peas and powdered chicken broth since I did not have any other broth. I tasted the uncooked broth and it is good already. Thank you for the recipe. Try my added ingredients sometime if you like. Have a great Christmas.

  5. Wondering what size can of tomatoes to add and do you add the juice as well?

  6. Super easy recipe, plus dieter and vegan friendly! Shave some calories/carbs and omit the pasta, or use whole wheat pasta to add more fiber.
    I have made this twice and I found I needed some extra liquid, so after it cooked I just eyeballed it and added more tomato juice — probably close to another cup. I added about a teaspoon of crush red pepper flakes. The second time I made this I also added a can of kidney beans to make this more of a lunch than a side. I love recipes that can easily be modified according to taste or what’s hanging around your kitchen.

  7. is there a way to do it one high? Really want to make it but will have to transport and I don’t want to worry about disrupting the cooking process (or having it spill all over my car)

  8. I made this today in my Instant pot on slow cook mode and it was delicious. I didn’t have any tomato juice so I used 2 cups tomato sauce and 2 cups water instead. Next time I will saute the vegetables before adding them to my instant pot. A keeper recipe. Thanks! 🙂

  9. Heather McColl says

    I axed the shoots. Added Zuchini, Green Pepoers, Black Beans, Oregano, Garlic and Mazola Tomato Chicken Flavor Packets, and leftover Chicken. Anything leftover in the veggie drawer of my fridge, magically reappeared in the Soup.
    Put my crockpit on low, and set back.
    My Husbands Boss even asked my husvand for a bowl! My husband gave him the xtra bowl he had on hand.

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