Feb 4, 2013 Post By: Children's Health

Homestyle Garden Vegetable Soup
Home vegetable gardening is a terrific way to get your family interested in eating vegetables by enjoying the fruits of your own labor. This companion piece to Start growing healthy food for the family, is a vegetable soup recipe that uses your harvested vegetables.

You've grown the vegetables, now harvest them for this delicious soup recipe from the Clinical Nutrition department at Children's Medical Center.


  • 4 cups fat-free chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 8-ounce cans of diced or crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen carrots
  • 1 pound of cubed potatoes
  • 1 cup diced cauliflower
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen green beans
  • 1 cup fresh, frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons dried dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  1. In a large pot, stir in broth, water and crushed tomatoes (do not drain). Simmer over medium heat.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

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