The perfect comfort food on a rainy day or chilly winter’s night, this Rustic Veggie Soup is a colorful rainbow of healthy, savory flavor. This simply scrumptious soup makes it easy to enjoy your veggies, especially when you toss in some leftover roast chicken or pulled pork. Or one of my personal favorites, leftover spicy grilled shrimp. (Wowie, it’s so good!)
Bonus, it’s so easy to make! All it takes is a little chopping and simmering, and in less than 30 minutes, “Soups On!” To save time, I like to use pre-cut butternut squash. My local Trader Joe’s has adorable crinkle-cut butternut squash that makes the dish even more appealing. I also use pre-cut organic kale; a big bag from Costco makes it easy to use for this recipe and more!
This tasty, hearty meal is definitely a family favorite, which is why you’ll be seeing this recipe in my meal plan rotations over at The Better Mom blog.
P.S. The beauty of this recipe is also its versatility. The fire-roasted diced tomatoes paired with homemade chicken stock and a classic mirepoix of diced onion, carrots and celery form a flavorful base from which you can add your favorite seasonal veggies for a delicious soup personalized for you!
- 1 Tbsp ghee
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup fine-diced sweet onion
- 1 cup sliced carrots
- 1/2 cup sliced celery
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup sliced cremini mushrooms
- 5 cups homemade chicken stock
- 1 (14oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cups cubed Yukon gold potatoes
- 1 1/2 cups cubed butternut squash
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning blend
- 3 cups firm-packed chopped kale leaves
- In a large stock pot (or dutch oven) over medium-high heat, add the ghee and olive oil. Then, add the onion, carrots and celery. Sauté until onion begins to soften (about 2-3 minutes). Add the garlic and mushrooms, continuing to sauté until mushrooms soften (about 1-2 minutes).
- Next, add the chicken stock, dice tomatoes, potatoes, butternut squash, salt and Italian seasoning. Turn the heat up to high to bring the soup to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
- Cook soup 5 minutes. Then, add the kale and allow soup to simmer an additional 15 minutes, or until potatoes and butternut squash are fork tender.
- This flavorful veggie soup is delicious on its own, or toss in some leftover roast chicken, pulled pork or grilled shrimp during the last 5 minutes of cook time for an even heartier meal!
Love the mushrooms in there! I make a pot of some sort of veg soup every week for my crew’s lunches and I will put this one on the rotation!
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Looks hearty and delicous – great colours!
Thanks so much, it is a little rainbow in a bowl! 🙂 I love your site and so appreciate you popping over to say hello! 🙂 With blessings, Kelly
Allison Wojtowecz says
This sounds and looks so nourishing!
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Michele Spring says
Oh man, my mom used to make a soup that was similar to this but that had a whole bunch of noodles and stuff in it. This looks so much healthier and like it would be just as comforting! I am excited to try it (but won’t be responsible for any tears I shed when eating it and having fond memories of my mom 🙂
Aww, that’s so sweet! I love it when we can recreate comfort foods with strong memories attached. My grandma always made chocolate cream pie for Thanksgiving, which I later realized was weird since it’s not a common pie for that holiday. But it was my Dad’s favorite pie and so she’d make it to make him happy. Since both my grandma and Dad are now with the Lord, I had my grandma’s pie recipe and decided to revamp it to be dairy-free and healthier. I put it in my cookbook as a memorial to these two people I love so much! And so I can relate to what you’re saying about tearing-up over a food that has such strong memories attached to it. I just love how food brings people together and helps us remember special times with the people we love. Thanks for leaving a kind note, sweet friend! xoxo
This looks like the PERFECT vegetable soup!
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Such a nourishing and hearty soup. I have all ingredients on hand so this may make it on the table by the end of the week.
Thanks so much, Anya. I really appreciate your kind words! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! 🙂
Stacey L Crawford says
I love a good soup recipe, and I’m always looking for good soup recipes to try ! This looks like a lovely soup.
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Emily @ Recipes to Nourish says
Mmmm this looks so good, I love soups like this! My youngest daughter would go crazy for this, she’s a huge soup fan. I especially love how many veggies you packed into this. So yummy!
Thanks so much, sweet friend! I just adore you and your blog! You’re always cooking up something delicious. Thanks for your kind words! Happy Easter! xoxo
Kari - Get Inspired Everyday! says
I’ve really been getting into soups, (and it’s really good for breakfast too) so I’m always looking for new yummy recipes to try!
Thanks, Kari! I appreciate your kind words! And yes, soup is a great breakfast. It’s one of my favorite breakfasts when I’m doing Whole30. Hope you have a blessed Easter! 🙂
Jessica DeMay says
This soup looks so hearty and delicious! I’m thinking it would be great with some sausage added. Thanks for sharing, Kelly! 🙂
That’s a terrific idea, Jessica! That’s why I love your recipes! We have such similar tastes. Thanks for popping over to say hello! Have a blessed Easter! xoxo
Cristina Curp says
The perfect feel good soup. Yum! Thank you!
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Great recipe, reminds me of one that my mother in law cooks, absolutely jam-packed with goodness and so tasty! Thanks for sharing, I love it!
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I love soup and this rustic veggie soup is such a wonderful recipe. It packs with so many wonderful vegetable and leafy greens. I love it !
Thanks so much, ChihYu! You are so right! It is a great way to get those extra veggies on your plate. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a kind note! 🙂
Vanessa Woozley says
Mmmmmm yummy, chunky wholesome soup, so much goodness.
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Becky Winkler says
Love how you crinkle cut some of those veggies! This looks so wholesome and comforting.
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Carrie Forrest says
This looks absolutely delicious and so colorful. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much, Carrie! It’s a rainbow of veggies for sure. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a kind note! 🙂
Hannah Healy says
I have so many extra veggies in my fridge that deserve to be in this soup. Thanks for the extra push to help me prepare this extra treat.
Hi, Hannah! What a treat to have you pop over. I really enjoy your blog and recipes! You are so right, this soup is a great way to use up those extra veggies in your fridge. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a kind note! 🙂
What a great looking spring soup! And way to pack in the veggies!
Thanks so much, Holley! It is a great way to get those extra veggies on your plate. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a kind note! 🙂
So much goodness in this soup!! Love all the healthy veggies!
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Georgina Young says
I’ve never tried Yukon gold potatoes before – what are they like? Love the look of this veggie soup too <3
Hi, Georgina. Yukon gold potatoes are mild and creamy in flavor. They are a great addition to soups. I hope you’ll give them a try sometime! Thanks for taking the time to leave a kind note! 🙂
Real Food with Dana says
This look so delicious, and is the perfect way to get in a ton of veggies like you said! And with some pulled pork in there?? woah.
Thanks so much, sweet friend! You are right about the pulled pork being an amazing addition. Thanks for taking the time to leave a kind note! 🙂
This would be delightful on every night in San Francisco because it’s ALWAYS chilly here! Ha, can you tell I’m missing Texas? 🙂
Hi, Rachel. Thanks so much for popping over to leave a kind note. Yes indeed, I like in Southern CA and have visited your neck of the woods and I wore a jacket the entire time and it was the middle of July. LOL! I love meeting Texans! I’m originally from the South! Blessings to you, Kelly