Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup

I actually like eating vegetarian meals and would eat more but my boyfriend is a typical carnivore in that he moans if there is no meat on his plate! the only non meat meal I can make that he will eat and not complain about is a vegetable soup.
So I am sharing an ultra healthy and frugal recipe! My soup recipe is actually my ‘whatever veg is left in my fridge drawer’ flavour!! Plus it is cooked in the slow cooker which makes it VERY easy to make.

Vegetable Soup

I used the following vegetables (which was what I had in my fridge & cupboard)
1 large potato
1 onion
2 leeks
3 carrots
1/2 cauliflower
1 bunch of asparagus
1/2 sweet potato
1 chunk of butternut squash
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 – 2 pint of vegetable (or chicken) stock
& black pepper for seasoning

Method

Roughly chop all of the veg and place into the slow cooker
Add the stock, tomato & seasoning

                     

Put the slow cooker on the lowest setting and leave to simmer either over night or while you are out to work or all day while you look after the kids
        
Then once the veg is cooked and you can easily insert knife switch the slow cooker off
Put the veg mixture into a blender and whizz until smooth

Taste to see if you need any further seasoning and then serve and enjoy
This will generously serve 4 adults and I find it makes tasty baby food aswell!!

 

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8 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I like the idea of using the slow cooker for this. It has never occurred to me. Prob a lot more economical than doing it on the hob. Thanks Jen. Next’s week’s Recipe Shed theme will be FLAVOURS OF THE SEA.  Thinking cap on.

  2. Hi Jenny and thanks for popping over. Isn’t the slow cooker great for soups? I love having one on in the winter months. I actually had trouble finding a soup I’d done this last winter which didn’t have meet in it for exactly the same reasons as you. I’m married to a carnivore! LOL

    Anne xx 

  3. I love the fact this can include whatever is leftover, the fact the your other half eats it, and also that it is smooth- I didn’t expect it to be, and I will definitely try this (and maybe sneak some to my other half, who is not the greatest vegetable fan, but I reckon he might just go for it!)

  4. But you could make this overnight and all you would have to do the next day is blend it!! I really think you would change your mind ifmyou had a slow cooker yourself xx

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