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Nana’s Vegetable Soup Recipe

Nana’s Vegetable Soup Recipe


Nana’s Vegetable Soup Recipe is pretty easy to make, but I will warn you I don’t measure a lot. We cook a lot by taste so I’m going to guesstimate how much of each item I put in. Also when it is time to make Vegetable soup we make a big pot of if so that way we have leftovers to take in lunches, freeze or donate to a funeral dinner or etc. Growing up my Nana used to make the best vegetable soup around and it was one of the things she taught us how to make. Now, I know each cook has their own style and Nana’s soup always used the leftovers out of the fridge. So if you have those make sure you pull them out!!

Nana's Vegetable Soup

This is how I do it.

Brown one or two pounds of hamburger, pork, turkey (whichever you want) with salt and pepper on it.

Drain the grease off the meat and put it back into your large pan. Add in 2 quart jars of home canned tomato juice (1 big one if you buy it from the store).

Cube and cut up 2-3 potatoes, and carrots probably a cup or so.

Let cook until carrots and potatoes are almost soft. Then add in about a cup of sliced cabbage. I don’t know why but the cabbage makes the soup.

Then add in a can of corn, and a can of green beans. I always add a little salt, pepper and garlic powder and onion powder in it as well just to make it a little more yummy. (Maybe a teaspoon of each?) I do it by taste!!

Cook until done and you have easy home made delicious homemade Vegetable Soup just like Nana used to make!!

Nana's Vegetable Soup Recipe

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Heidi Gray

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Patricia Hoffmeister

Sounds really delicious. No matter what time of the year I enjoy soups.

Deborah Caudill

Thanks for sharing your Nana’s vegetable soup recipe. My granny made wonderful vegetable soup too, but she never gave up the recipe to anyone even though she lived until she was 100. I think it was mainly because she didn’t measure anything. I have lots of her recipes, including my favorite dessert, Apple Dumplings, but I have never been able to really duplicate the taste because she pinched, tadded and poured this and that and never measured any of her ingredients.


Yum! My Nana made some killer soups, too. This looks fabulous! Pinned.

Lou Lou Girls

Oh my! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for being a part of our party. We really appreciate you! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls


What a great soup!! Thanks for sharing!! Hey I would love it if you shared your stuff on my new Link Party that starts tomorrow…Thursday! Its called My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! here is the link…You have great stuff!! Thanks for sharing!!


I love LOVE a good, hearty vegetable soup. Such a nice and warming bowl of deliciousness. YUM! Thank you for linking up with this week!


Thank you for these nice and easy soup recipes. My husband and I love to come home to a bowl of nice hot soup. Thanks for sharing


Thank you so much for sharing your family recipe! It Is delicious!!!