So Simple I Can Make It -- Vegetable Soup
125 mins (prep 5, cooking 120)
18 ingredients
4-6 servings
I remember going over to my grandparents' house as a child, and quite often, they would be making vegetable soup. They grew up in the country, outside of towns with populations under 200. They both were in their teens when the stock market crashed and The Great Depression started (Oct29, 1929). Anyway, what started as foods of necessity for them became dishes they loved. They always kept plenty of fresh veggies on hand (quite often they came for their garden), and it was not uncommon for those veggies to make their way into a homemade soup. I come from a different age, and one day when I was feeling a bit nostalgic for my grandparent's soup, I went to my cupboard and grabbed my cans of veggies. This is my version of their soup. All of the cans I use in this recipe, except for the tomato paste & optional tomato sauce are #303 cans, the ones that usually contain between 14 & 18 ounces of stuff in them, depending on what's in them.

Categories:  beginner-cook , easy , north-american , american , inexpensive , <-4-hours , vegetarian , southern-u.s. , soups-&-stews , vegetable , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (516.88 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 319.76 Calories from Fat 92.61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.29g 63.31%
Saturated Fat 2.82g 56.33%
Trans Fat 0.07g %
Cholesterol 97.52mg 130.03%
Sodium 1784.54mg 297.42%
Total Carbohydrate 37.28g 49.7%
Dietary Fiber 7.33 g 117.25%
Sugars 9.73 g %
Protein 26.06g 208.5%
Vitamin A 1303.33IU% Vitamin C 19.86mg%
Calcium 86.37mg% Iron 4.13mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
sliced potatoes, green peas, lima beans, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried basil, dried thyme, uncooked rice