Vegetable Soup (Naturally Gluten Free and Vegan)

February 13, 2018livingfreelygf
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When I need a healthy, low calorie and easy dinner this vegetable soup is the recipe that I turn to. It is naturally gluten free and vegan. Vegetable Soup is hearty, healthy and anything goes with this.

Vegetable Soup is the perfect recipe to clean out the fridge. A little bit of this and that totally goes. You simply can not go wrong!

To make things easier if I don’t have veggies to use up in the fridge, I use a few bags of frozen organic mixed veggies. I usually stock up on them when there is a sale and then I can turn to a recipe like this if I forget to thaw meat, or just because I want to keep it healthy and delicious.

My family enjoys this with my French Bread recipe from my cookbook. Even my picky kids eat this with minimal complaints and I feel happy because its healthy.

Another reason why I turn to this vegetable soup recipe time and time again, is because you can make it on the stovetop, or in an instant pot, or crock pot.

When I originally created this vegetable soup recipe after I wrote the cookbook. During the cookbook process I gained 5 pounds while writing the book and those 5 made me feel self conscious and just not as well. I wanted a hearty and healthy meal that I could eat for lunch and dinner while I got those extra pounds off. I made it for myself for dinner and made spaghetti for the rest of the family. They all saw the soup and wanted some. It was so good that they asked for it again the next day. Ever since then I added it into the monthly meal plan rotation. If I am trying to keep it light I just allow myself one slice of bread to go with it.

This vegetable soup also reheats very well. You can make it on a Sunday and feel confident about reheating it and serving it later in the week. I have not tried to freeze this one yet, but that will be on my radar for the future. I am working on a freezer meal plan and possibly doing a workshop. Early spring will likely be when I roll that out, so stay tuned!

Now that the weather has changed and colds are starting to go around, this will be the perfect soup to warm you up and give your body some fuel!

5 from 4 votes

Vegetable Soup

Naturally gluten free and vegan. This soup is healthy, hearty and delicious. 

Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 5 people


  • 2 TBSP. Avocado Oil
  • 2 Cups Onion diced
  • 2 TBSP. Garlic chopped
  • 3 Cups Frozen Mixed Veggies
  • 1 Potato chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 14 oz Can Stewed Tomatoes
  • 1 14 oz.Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 3 Cups Zucchini diced
  • 6 Cups Broth Chicken or Vegetable
  • 1 tsp. Granulated Garlic
  • ½ Sprig Rosemary 1 tsp. dried
  • 2 TBSP. Parsley chopped, fresh. 1 ½ tsp. dried
  • 1 tsp. Thyme
  • 1 ½ tsp. Sea Salt
  • ½ tsp. Pepper
  • 2 Bay Leaves


  1. In your Instant Pot or large stock pot add the oil and heat. Sauté mode for the IP, medium heat for the stove.
  2. Add the onion and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the zucchini, potato and mixed vegetables. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the canned tomatoes, broth and seasonings. 
  5. Bring to a boil on the stovetop. Cook on soup setting on the Instant Pot.

  6. Reduce to simmer and cook for 25-30 minutes on the stove top. Turn off the heat and serve. Enjoy!

  7. If cooking in the crock pot, follow steps 1-4 and then transfer to the slow cooker and cook on medium heat 4-6 hours, or low 6-8. 

Recipe Notes

Feel free to add any of your favorite veggies. Anything goes!


  • Sarah

    February 19, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    I always forget how much I love vegetable soup! I used to eat it all the time but haven’t had it in ages. I need to make a big bowl again, this looks so good!

  • Brandy

    February 20, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    When it is this cold out my favorite thing to eat is soup. This would be a great one to try. It looks hearty and it would stick to my bones. I love everything that is in this soup.

  • Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

    February 21, 2018 at 3:36 am

    Homemade soup is the best. It has been a staple in our house during these winter months. Lots of great veggies in this comfort food for sure. And it is always better the next day too.

  • Leah

    February 24, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    I love a great hearty and warming soup, and this one fits the bill. Vegetable soup makes me think of my childhood, my mom made it all the time, and I haven’t made it in forever, so thanks for the inspiration to make some. Sounds so tasty!

    1. livingfreelygf

      February 24, 2018 at 4:46 pm

      Thank you so much! I feel the same way.

  • Patty

    February 24, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Sounds like a delicious veggie soup, homemade is always my choice. I’m not a fan of soups myself but make one at least once a week for my husband and son, will try yours next week, I’m sure they will devour it in a jiffy!

    1. livingfreelygf

      February 24, 2018 at 4:46 pm

      My kids love this soup, so I am glad you will give it a try. I am confident you will love how easy it is to make!

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