Introduction : Soup of Seven Can
Seven cans of simple ingredients make this homemade vegetable soup recipe super easy to make. Canned tomatoes combined with heart-healthy beans and mixed veggies are slow-cooked in a Crockpot and make a delicious homemade soup. It will fill you up without weighing you down.
This is a family favorite recipe that is easy for cooks of all levels to make. The rich flavor of the soup comes from the marriage of the flavors of the canned vegetables – all without an ounce of chicken broth or vegetable broth.
Serve with some crusty French bread for a comforting meal that you will want to add to your weekly meal planning rotation.
Ingredients : Soup
The hardest part about making this recipe is opening cans. You need one each of the following:
Diced tomatoes with green peppers and onions
Petite diced tomatoes
Ro*Tel or tomatoes with green chiles
Mixed vegetables (be sure to get one with green beans)
If you like spicy food, you can easily substitute a can of Hot Ro*Tel for the original. You really could use any variety of diced tomatoes that have some sort of spicy peppers to liven up the soup. Key tip: do NOT drain the cans.
How To Make Easy Seven Can Soup
- Pour the contents of all of the cans into your slow cooker and cook on LOW for 4-8 hours. Season with a little black pepper, if desired, and enjoy!
- If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can make this soup on the stove. Place all of the ingredients in a large stock pot or Dutch oven. Bring the soup to a boil at medium-high heat, lower the temperature and then simmer on the stovetop for about half an hour.
- Store leftover vegetable soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Can you freeze vegetable soup?
If you have any leftover soup, you can freeze them and enjoy later. Once the soup has cooled, ladle it into an airtight container like ziplock freezer bags. I recommend using quart size. Try to remove excess air from the bag to help prevent freezer burn. Date the freezer bag and use within 2 months for best results.
When ready to eat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat in a pot on the stove.
What to serve with vegetable soup?
In addition to French bread, a bowl of vegetable soup pairs well with cornbread, like Peppered Cornbread or Jalapeno Cornbread.
When I don’t have the ingredients on hand to make cornbread, we eat this wonderful soup with whatever we can find in the pantry, usually tortilla chips, corn chips, or saltine crackers.
Can I substitute frozen veggies?
In a pinch, you can replace the can of corn with 2 cups frozen corn. You can also replace the can of mixed vegetables with frozen mixed vegetables. I do not recommend substituting the other items with frozen equivalents.
Can I Make Vegetable Soup in the Instant Pot?
Absolutely. While I prefer to use the slow cook function just like a slow cooker/Crock Pot, you can also use it to make vegetable soup in a hurry.
Pour the cans into your Instant Pot. Place the lid on the IP and turn the knob to SEAL. Push the manual button/Pressure Cook, and set the time for 4 minutes. Once the time is up, Quick Release the pressure, stir, and enjoy!
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