Fresh from the garden, the tastes of cabbage, carrots, celery, corn, tomatoes and potatoes combine for a chunky vegetable soup to warm your soul.

Yield: 6 quarts

Difficulty Rating: Easy
Recipe From: Tennessee Home and Farm


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups onions, chopped
  • 2 cups leeks, chopped, white part only (approximately 3 medium leeks)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 4 cups cabbage, chopped
  • 3 cups carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 3 cups celery, chopped
  • 3 quarts chicken or vegetable stock (homemade broth recipe)
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans petite diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups potatoes, diced
  • 1 (10-ounce) box frozen corn
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Tips & Notes

Feel free to add or substitute other fresh and frozen vegetables of your choosing.



  1. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Sauté onion, leeks and garlic until soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add cabbage, carrots and celery, and continue to cook for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the stock, increase heat to high, and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, add the tomatoes, potatoes and herbs.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer 25 to 30 minutes, or until vegetables are fork-tender.
  5. Add frozen corn, salt and pepper in last 5 minutes of cooking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories – 728, Fat – 18.2g, Dietary Fiber – 11.9g, Protein – 88.9g, Vitamin A – 203%, Vitamin C – 179%, Calcium – 14%, Iron – 57%

**Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

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  1. Debbie @ Easy Natural Food says:

    I love a good vegetable soup! Always so satisfying, healthy and cleansing. Thanks for sharing this with Sunday Night Soup Night, look forward to seeing you again soon!

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