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Best Homemade Vegetable Soup Recipe EVER: How to Make Easy Homemade Soup Just Like Mom

Updated on February 26, 2019
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Mums Best homemade soup recipie handed down the generations.

Easy Vegetable Soup

Make soup just like moms. Step by Step photos tutorial to make the prefect pot of homemade soup. Just like Moms. I am proud to say I can make a mean pot of homemade vegetable soup. I will guarantee you will love this recipe for vegetable soup. I am always asked to make this pot of soup for my contribution to family Dinners.

From Thanksgiving to Christmas Day makes a great starter for your festive dinner. lovely and filling for those cold winter nights nothing beats a pot of Moms homemade Vegetable soup, with lots of white crusty loaf bread.

So if you are wondering how to make Vegetable Soup follow this easy, recipe for homemade soup.

Also Included on this page you will find a fantastic collection of recipes for delicious homemade soup .

Homemade Soup - A delicious Cheap family meal delight in the brisk autumn and cold months ahead.

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Homemade soup ingredients needed
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Look out for special pre made soup packs!

You will find in a pre-made soup pack - Onion, Carrots, Leeks and a turnip. (I actually don't use the turnip, but use it when we have mashed potatoes)

Cook Time

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 1/2 hour

Serves: 4


  • about 6 meduim potatoes (cut into small bite size)
  • 2 stock cubes you chose your preferred taste
  • vegetable beef or ham
  • 1 medium sized packet of lentils
  • I knob of butter
  • 1 leek - sliced and cut into small pieces
  • 4 -6 medium sized carrots
  • peeled and grated
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Homemade Soup Recipe Method (1)

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Chop the onions, into a separate pot (not your soup pot) with the butter, you are going to "sweat" the vegetables, this softens them and gives more taste. You are going to stir them until they turn start to turn in color, you will then add the chopped leeks, and grated carrots, and continue to stir as though you are slightly "sweating" the vegetables, if needed add more butter (we love a lot of butter)

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Cooking the lentils

Firstly you are going to get a large soup pot and I usually 1/4 fill it with the lentils, fill with hot water and bring to the boil. this is the very first step you do and lets the lentils break down a bit until all the ingredients are ready to be added.

When the lentils are boiling you will notice a white layer of foam appearing, this is the starch releasing from the lentils, don't worry about this as you will be draining the lentils, (or you can "skim" this layer off from the top.

I remember the first time I saw this and thinking I had gone completely wrong!

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Add the dissolved stock into the vegetables, and then add the whole lot to the lentils (of course you remembered to drain or skim the thick layer of foam off the lentils!)

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.... and make yourself a well deserved cup of tea too,...

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...and last but not least, add your peeled and cut potatoes, and viola, a great pot of homemade Soup. I usually keep on a very low heat, until my potatoes are lovely and soft.

Homemade Soup Perfect soup Pots deserve a great Soup Pot

I love my soup pot, but it was my mother’s handed down to me. This is in fact my stew pot and cook anything in it pot! This is one of my favourite kitchen necessities

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    • LisaAuch1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Auch 

      6 years ago from Scotland

      It really IS the best winter warmer recipe and always features at the Xmas Table as a starter :)

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      6 years ago from UK

      Homemade soup is gorgeous and perfect for cold autumn and winter days. Lovely page and recipe Lisa :)

    • annmackiemiller profile image


      6 years ago from Bingley Yorkshire England

      it never fails!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Love making homemade soups!

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      Laurel Johnson 

      7 years ago from Washington KS

      Now that fall is here, I plan to make more home made soups. Love this lens!!

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      8 years ago

      Love making homemade soup because I can control what goes in it. Will have to try your veggie soup recipe.

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      kabbalah lm 

      8 years ago

      I love homemade soup

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      8 years ago

      I love homemade soup, in fact that's what we had for dinner tonight! Your pictures are great, makes it easier to follow the recipe.

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      C A Chancellor 

      8 years ago from US/TN

      I love a good bowl of hot soup, especially in winter!

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      8 years ago

      Nothing beats a bowl of soup or stew on a cold winter day.

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      8 years ago

      I love making soup. Thanks for the good recipes.

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      Gregory Moore 

      8 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Yes, we will often turn left overs into soups or stews. With my wife and I both working, it is a great time saver to leverage the crock pot for this. That way we can come home and dinner is already ready!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      8 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Yes I love making homemade soup. It's very satisfying to make a pot of soup, makes you feel like Suzy Homemaker! The smell of a great pot of soup in the winter makes you feel warm and comfy. Thanks for sharing, and I added my soup lens. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      8 years ago

      On a cold winter's day, there is very little that is better than a bowl of homemade soup with some freshly baked bread. Fabulous lens.

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      Allison Whitehead 

      8 years ago

      Yes I love it - very warming when it gets colder.

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      9 years ago

      I love making homemade soups, I'm going to try your hearty and healthy soup recipes. Thanks for sharing this great lens.

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      9 years ago

      I do love making all types of homemade soups.

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      9 years ago

      Returning to enjoy a bowl of your homemade vegetable soup!

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      Rose Jones 

      9 years ago

      Lovely - my favorite is turkey vegetable made with the leftover bird, veggies -including the turnip which adds a nice taste- and homemade stock from cooling the carcass with some water. I also add a little rice and some fresh tomatoes at the last minute, as well as spices of course.

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      9 years ago

      Yumm! I love homemade vegetable soups. I usually have plenty of vegetables and spices on hand and cook soups every other day in the winter time :)

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      9 years ago

      great work here Lisa - I love homemade soup. I'm going tweet and bookmark this page.

    • Richard-H profile image


      9 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Love homemade soups. Can't beat 'em!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I will have to try the vegetable soup. I love making soup. Yummy!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      9 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Lisa, thanks for the opportunity to post my soup lens here. You're the BEST!

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      gia combs-ramirez 

      9 years ago from Montana

      Yum and Yum!

    • Frischy profile image


      9 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      Yum! Your mom's recipe is quite different from my mom's. It looks delicious just the same!

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      9 years ago from New York

      Can't beat homemade!

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      9 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I love homemade soup. My parents used to make all kinds of soup when I was growing up, usually without a recipe. They'd just clear out the fridge and throw stuff in there. MOST of the time, it was really good.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      9 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Looks delicious! I also like to make chili and potato soup. Yum!

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      Showpup LM 

      9 years ago

      My husband and I both really love to make homemade soups of all varieties. Winter is always our time to start trying out new recipes and perfecting the old ones.

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      9 years ago

      This is fantastic! I do believe I'll have to try out your recipe. Hubby's favorite is vegetable soup and homemade will surely send him over the moon! =) Blessed!

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      Virginia Allain 

      9 years ago from Central Florida

      Fantastic photos that should reassure any beginning cook. I have a similar vegetable soup recipe that I make and it's a very thrifty recipe. People should eat more soup and go out less. They would save a bunch of $$$.

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      9 years ago

      Great recipe! Love this lens! Blessed!

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      9 years ago

      we love vegetable soup and your recipe looks soooooooooo good. When I make veggie soup, I pitch in some canned tomatoes and any leftovers in the refrig and add some potatoes! lol country-style for sure! it's always the last thing I do with a roast beef. yummy!

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      andreaberrios lm 

      9 years ago

      This is what I need right now. Not feeling so well and the cold is not helping!! Awesome lens. Blessed*

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      Nathalie Roy 

      9 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      I make my own vegetable soup too. I start with 2 big onions in olive oil, until they caramelize, then I add whatever veggie I have, some tomatoes. I don' use broth, the onions gives all the taste :)

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      Heather B 

      9 years ago

      Yum! Yesterday, my mother-in-law made a wonderful spicy carrot soup. I wish I could cook like her!

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      9 years ago

      Soup season is here...some may like it any time of year, I love it when the weather gets cool, soup and stews, and anything in a crock pot, my comfort food. Great recipe.

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      10 years ago

      Aaaa, yummy yummy yummy - i love vegetables soup! I eat it quite often. I like to alkalize my body as much as I can.

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      10 years ago

      I prefer homemade anything and soups are sure at the top of the list ~ especially with a bit of this and a bit of that! Yummily good!

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      puerdycat lm 

      10 years ago

      I love your daughter's photos and, of course, that wonderful steaming soup. Can I have a bowl?

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      10 years ago

      I do love soup, especially in the winter. Nothing beats homemade. Great recipe, thanks for sharing. Sincerely, Rose

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      10 years ago

      You make this look so easy. I usually buy most of my stuff prepackaged and then just throw it all in a pot. Thanks, Lisa...yummy lens :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      10 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      My version of Homemade Vegetable Soup is just opening a couple of cans of mixed vegetables and a couple of cans of seasoned diced tomatoes and adding to browned ground chuck and sauteed onions. I think yours might be better.

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      10 years ago

      Wow.. Another wonderfully yummy lens of you.. dearest Lisa. I love it :) Thank you so much for sharing your recipe and how to about homemade soup.. I'd like to have a try if I've more much time. 5 stars for you. Have a wonderful time.. always ;)

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      10 years ago

      We always always make homemade soup! Thanks so much for your great recipe!!! :)

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      Vikk Simmons 

      10 years ago from Houston

      I love lentils and I love homemade soup. I may just have to make some. :) Nice job and I like the look of that soup pot.

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      10 years ago


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      CHalloran LM 

      10 years ago

      I love soup. All kinds of soups. Mixed vegetable soups are great.

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      Joales LM 

      10 years ago

      I love making (and eating) home made soup. It's a brilliant way of getting something tasty and nutritious into the family without them even knowing it. I've added a couple of great carrot soups to my own lens (I'm new here) and will be adding lots more as we go along. Haven't got so many photos as you though, I think I need to get snapping!

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      10 years ago from USA's the best! You control the ingredients, and can experiment with what sounds good to you. Love it!

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      darciefrench lm 

      10 years ago

      Homemade vegetable soup is the best - I love making it from scratch -:)

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      Mickie Gee 

      10 years ago

      Yes, I agree that having a cup of tea would be nice while making some homemade soup!

      The pictures you took while making your soup add a wonderful "handmade" touch to this recipe.

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      10 years ago

      I love homemade soup. I hope to try these recipes one day.

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      Elsie Hagley 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      Yes I loved your home-made soup and so will my husband, will make it today, June, cold night's it is winter in NZ. When my children were young I made soup from shin bones, brought from the butcher. Very nice lens, Thanks.


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