My Kids’ favorite Veggie Soup

By Joni Gilder-Rone September 3, 2015
Here’s a great recipe to add veggies to your kids’ dinner. The recipe is versatile, so you can add their favorites to the mix.

To make the soup base:
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped bacon (can use “real” bacon bits)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
In a Dutch oven or large soup pot, mix all ingredients and sauté until onions are soft. Make sure to stir frequently so it doesn't burn.

Add 2 cups water and 5 tsp chicken bouillon and stir well.  Add 2 cups water.

Now add the veggies!  Most veggies work well with this soup base. Chop all veggies about the same size to make it easier to eat.

Here’s what I added the last time we made it:
  • 1 cup chopped carrots. Boil 10 minutes.
  • 2 cups potatoes 
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1/2 cup cabbage
Let boil until potatoes are almost soft. Then add:
  • 1 cup cauliflower
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 cup kale
Continue simmering as you brown some mild Italian sausage. Add to soup, along with 1-2 cups of heavy whipping cream. Simmer a few minutes longer until everything is heated through. Ladle into bowls and serve!