Vegetable Beef Soup is Hot and Ready to Serve

A mug filled with a vegetable beef soup with pasta rings

Vegetable beef soup is surprisingly easy to make.  This soup is great for winter meal ideas and cold weather meal planning.  This soup recipe is savory, veggie packed and bursting with flavor.

A mug filled with a vegetable beef soup with pasta rings

Vegetable Beef Soup is Hot and Ready to Serve

Baby it’s cold outside!  Well, at least it’s starting to get cold in the northeast and that is precisely why soup is on my stovetop and ready to warm things up around my house.

Like you, my weeknights are B-U-S-Y and I like to keep my time in the kitchen to a minimum whenever possible so that I have more time with the family.

This soup recipe not only tastes great, you can make it in 30 minutes; which makes it even better. Just follow my time saving tips below to make this winning veggie packed dinner a few steps easier thanks to new prepared items that can be grabbed and used for busy days when you need time savers to survive.

Vegetable Beef Soup

A mug filled with a vegetable beef soup with pasta rings


  • 3 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 zucchinis (medium sized or see my time saving tip below)
  • 1 1/2 lbs carrots (see my time saving tip below)
  • 1 lb frozen corn
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 3 - 14.5 oz cans of Italian styled diced tomatoes with basil, garlic & oregano
  • 32 oz organic beef stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


    1. Start by browning the ground beef over medium heat. Stir frequently.
    2. While that is browning, simply dice your onion into small pieces and prep your zucchini by cutting it into quarters.
    3. Carefully drain any excess juices from cooking the meat once it's fully browned.
    4. Add in the cut zucchini, the sliced carrots, the frozen corn, the diced onion, the three cans of diced tomatoes, the beef stock, the water, the Italian seasoning, the onion powder, the sea salt, the garlic powder, the coriander & the black pepper.
    5. Bring the soup to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to medium/low & simmer until the vegetables are soft. Approximately 15-20 minutes.
    6. Stir in the parmesan cheese just before serving,
    7. Serve alone, over cooked pasta, cooked rice or cooked barley.

Time Saver Tip #1: BUY your zucchini pre-sliced. If the yellow squash comes in the packet, it’s fine…it will taste extra delishIf you have a good knife, you can stack three pieces at a time to cut them. These fresh veggies can be found in the produce aisle in the cooler area.

Time Saver Tip #2: Buy your carrots pre-peeled and sliced.  There are several brands that sell them all prepped and packaged in the produce area of your local supermarket.

This made to much? NEVER! I always keep my pasta, rice or barley to the side. I only add it as I am serving each bowl, because I FREEZE any excess soup for future use. And, I never freeze it with the starch in the mix. When I’m ready to thaw and use, I simply make fresh rice, pasta or barley.

More Warm Yum:  Looking for another delicious dish to serve?  Once in a while a good old fashioned stew recipe is the perfect answer to a cold blustery day.  It’s a tried and true recipe that’s survived the test of time.  Here’s my twist on this oldie, but goodie dinner.

A bowl of beef stew with green bell peppers, potatoes and carrots in a white bowl

Beef Stew Recipe Link


12 Comments on “Vegetable Beef Soup is Hot and Ready to Serve”

  1. I could sooo do with a cup of this right now Jodie. It looks delicious. Great idea btw of adding the starch at the end so you can freeze the yummy meaty bits. I must remember that

  2. We will love this Vegetable Beef Soup, it looks like pure comfort! Thanks so much for sharing your special post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Yum! A warm and hearty soup Jodie. Perfect for fall and winter! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  4. Hi Jodi, Nice to have you stop by the party. Soups are our favorite all year round. & especially in fall or winter. This will be a perfect soup to add to our list. pinned & sharing Hope to see you again soon #InspirationSpotlight @DearCreatives

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