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Easy One Pot Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

In this post: Quick and easy one pot vegetable beef soup recipe that takes just a few minutes to put together. Have dinner on the table in less than an hour!

easy vegetable soup recipe

*This recipe was originally published in 2012. It’s been updated with new images and more information. Enjoy!

Hey there everybody…just popping in to share this super simple easy one pot vegetable beef soup recipe. This is one of those recipes that you can change to fit your family’s tastes, likes, and dislikes. Personally, I don’t enjoy lima beans, so I don’t put them in this soup. If you adore lima beans…definitely dump them in! My mom always added cabbage, so that’s a good option as well.

The only vegetables that might not be good in this soup are those from the squash family. As the soup cooks, these veggies tend to get soft and fall apart. I use canned goods (broth, tomato juice, tomatoes) straight off the grocery store shelf. If you have juice or veggies you have canned yourself…all the better. Less preservatives for sure.

one pot easy vegetable soup in pot with bowl

When you have this vegetable beef soup assembled and on the stove, don’t be tempted to add more pasta. It somehow takes on a life of its own, and multiplies like mad! If the pasta expands and makes the soup too thick, just add more beef broth or tomato juice. The bay leaf and celery salt are optional, but they really do add a nice flavor. Sometimes in place of the bay leaf, I add fresh thyme.

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Easy One Pot Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

This vegetable beef soup recipe makes a huge pot and freezes well. When it’s cooking, the scent fills your house and it’s the most comforting smell ever. This one pot vegetable beef soup goes great with hot crusty bread. If you want to try your hand at baking your own, here’s my recipe for 4 Ingredient Round Bread.

one pot easy vegetable soup with thyme

I’ve made this one pot vegetable beef soup so many times that I know the recipe by heart…but each time I make it, it tastes just a bit different than the time before. If you have time, it’s delicious to make a pot roast, and use that meat for the vegetable soup. Make sure to add the broth from the pot roast to the soup for an extra rich and hearty taste. Happy soup making!

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Easy Vegetable Beef Soup

Quick and easy one pot vegetable beef soup recipe that takes just a few minutes to put together. Have dinner on the table in less than an hour!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2-3 lbs. stew meat
  • salt and pepper
  • 32 oz. tomato juice
  • 32 oz. beef broth
  • 1 can Campbell's Beef Consomme
  • 14.5 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 12 oz. bag frozen corn
  • 12 oz. bag frozen green beans
  • 1 bay leaf or fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 3/4 cup tiny pasta stars, ditalini, or orzo


  • Put olive oil in a large soup pot over medium high heat.
  • Add onion and carrots.
  • Add stew meat, salt and pepper.
  • Cook until meat is browned and onions are beginning to turn clear.
  • Add beef broth and tomato juice.
  • Add remaining ingredients except the pasta.
  • Bring to a boil and then add the pasta.
  • Lower heat and cover leaving a small gap for steam to escape.
  • Stir occasionally so pasta doesn't stick to bottom of the pan.
  • Simmer at least 30 min.
  • Remove bay leaf before serving.


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 929mg | Potassium: 1150mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3233IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 5mg
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  1. I use leftover pot roast in my vegetable beef soup, along with
    V-8 juice and some chopped cabbage. Sometimes I’ll use barley instead of rice, pasta or potatoes. My family loves homemade soup! Great comfort food!

  2. Barbara Redwine says:

    Thought I would post another idea for the broth instead of plain tomato juice. I use V-8 juice and it adds a great flavor. I use it in place of tomato juice. I make this quite often on cooler days which are coming to an end, sadly. We’re able to get a few meals out of it since we’re empty nesters.

  3. Cheryl Carrico says:

    5 stars
    I made this vegetable soup for dinner tonight. It is delicious! I followed the directions exactly as stated. Thanks, Ann, for another easy and tasty recipe. This is your second recipe I’ve tried. The first was the potato soup. You might turn me into a cook after all!

  4. Thanks so much for the soup recipes! We’ve had some cooler days this week in Dallas, so the timing was perfect.

  5. Nice fall soup recipe! I’m vegetarian and can totally make this! I always sauté my vegetables in broth with no need of the extra fat in the oil also! Thanks!

  6. Barbara Vance says:

    I will be making this soup this week and adding a little cabbage for my family. Thanks for blogging. Your ideas are appreciated.

  7. Patricia Cesario says:

    I will definitely try your soup and, I love that it can be frozen. I have no doubt it will hit the spot on a chilly day and will make for a quick meal. Thanks. Ann.

  8. Georgia Bingham says:

    Looks delicious! One secret ingredient I use in my tomato based soups is a can of Campbells tomato soup. My cabbage soup, cabbage rolls and vegetable soup have a rich sweet tomato flavor. I use a can of tomato juice just like you too…its the best! Thanks for sharing…😉

  9. Here in Florida it doesn’t take much to get us in the mood for fall. Today’s high will be a mere 83 degrees with 50 percent humidity and that was crisp and brisk enough to trigger a major soup craving. Just an FYI: if you, like me, are cleaning out the vegetable drawer and chop up red cabbage and red onions, don’t be surprised when your soup comes out a royal shade of purple. Strange looking but still good. (Today’s a clean eating day for me so the soup was for breakfast. Okay, so I’m weird.)

  10. Well it finally feels like fall here in Alabama. Now I’m ready to dive into all my great fall decorating ideas from you. So excited to get started

  11. Debbie Anthony says:

    Made this on Sunday, yummy!

  12. Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says:

    It’s a cool day in South Carolina today, so this soup would be perfect. I don’t like to add cabbage to mine, either!

  13. That looks like a rainy day delight! Yum.

  14. shirley@housepitality designs says:

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful soup recipe….I am always making homemade soup…so this one is one I am going to try out!!…Looks wonderful….

  15. Your soup looks so good! And perfect on these cooler crisp days coming up! Thanks for sharing! :) xo Holly

  16. Thank you for sharing, Ann. This looks so good, and we all love soup. It’s getting to the the soup time of year, isn’t it?♥

  17. Linderhof says:

    Looks delicious and there is nothing like a good easy soup!

  18. Love hearty soups when it’s cool weather. This looks very similar to mine. I throw in a ton of veggies, some at the end. Makes me feel like we’re eating healthy. :)


  19. Leigh Powell Hines @Hinessightblog says:

    I love vegetable soup. I put pasta in mine as well.

  20. My family loves soups. This one for sure would be a big winner too! I haven’t prepared my vegetable soups with pasta either! somehting I’ve got to try! Thanks for the recipe!

  21. That looks delicious and I’m ready for “soup weather”. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  22. Olive Cooper says:

    Today would be an awesome day for soup because it has rained on and off all day and has been in the low 70’s. Thanks so much for your comment ANN. We lifted each other up as I have not felt well today at all. xo, olive

  23. I love homemade vegetable soup! My MIL buys it from some lady that makes it and sells it. She always buys extra for us to keep in the freezer. Your recipe looks delicious. I’ve never made it myself because I thought it was too complicated, but your recipe looks like I could do it! I’m going to save this and give it a try. With the cooler weather on the way, it would be nice to start cooking in the afternoon and enjoy it for dinner. Thanks for sharing it!

  24. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    Easy and vegetable soup usually don’t belong in the same sentence, but this recipe looks good! Thanks for posting!

  25. You could not have posted this on a better day. It’s been rainy & dreary all day today. The perfect time for a bowl of comfort. Thanks for the recipe Ann.

  26. We love vegetable soup, but I’ve never had pasta in it…always had potatoes instead. Going to try this one…thanks for sharing it.

  27. I love to make a big pot of vegetable beef soup and we love lima beans.

  28. Sweet Posy Dreams says:

    Love vegetable soup. A comfort food that is healthy, too. This looks quite a bit like my vegetable soup only I add potatoes instead of pasta. Wish I could try a bowl of yours for my lunch today!