Hearty Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup with V8 Juice

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How to make the best slow cooker vegetable soup with V8 Juice and loads of chunky vegetables. Easy, delicious, hearty CrockPot dinner recipe!

My dad always made the best homemade vegetable soup with V8 juice and whatever he could find in the fridge; he'd just throw it all together. It's always been one of our favorite meals.

In honor of my dad, I decided to re-work his soup into a delicious CrockPot vegetable soup. Perfect for those chillier months of the year, this soup can simmer in the slow cooker all afternoon.

white bowl of slow cooker vegetable soup with spoon on blue and white checked linen

When it comes to comfort food, this slow cooker chunky vegetable soup is definitely at the top of the list. It's chock full of flavor and hearty vegetables while warm and soothing all at the same time.

As you know, I love recipes I can throw together, and like my favorite Instant Pot vegetable soup, this is one of those dump and go recipes. Throw in a few fresh veggies, some frozen veggies, and a few of your favorite seasonings, and you're good to go.

CrockPot V8 vegetable soup makes a delicious dinner, and you'll likely have enough left over for lunch the next day. It's a win win for sure!

WHERE CAN I FIND THE ACTUAL RECIPE CARD?

If you’d rather skip all of my soup making tips, important info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the Crock Pot vegetable soup recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

ladle full of CrockPot vegetable soup over black slow cooker full of veggie soup

INGREDIENTS YOU'LL NEED:

  • Potatoes
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Yellow onion
  • Peas, frozen but thawed
  • Corn, frozen but thawed
  • Green beans, frozen but thawed
  • Okra, frozen but thawed
  • Salt and pepper
  • Original V8 Juice

Keep in mind, all of the ingredient amounts you’ll need are in the printable recipe card below.

KITCHEN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

Slow Cooker – I use my 7-quart slow cooker.

Cutting Board and Knife (Or Vegetable Chopper)

Ladle and Soup Bowls

Soup Cozy – to keep your bowl from burning your hands. I love a good soup cozy!

HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER VEGETABLE SOUP

Before you get started, be sure to wash, peel, and chop the fresh vegetables you'll be using… Potatoes, celery, carrots, and onion.

chopped fresh celery, carrots, and potatoes for hearty vegetable soup on wooden cutting board

Then just follow these steps to make vegetable soup…

  1. Add the chopped fresh vegetables, including the potatoes, celery, carrots, and onion, to the slow cooker.
fresh veggies for slow cooker chunky vegetable soup in black slow cooker
  1. Then add in all the frozen vegetables, including the peas, corn, green beans, and okra.
frozen corn, green beans, peas, okra, and onion in black slow cooker
  1. Pour in the bottle of V8 Juice, and give everything a good stir.
pouring V8 juice into black slow cooker while making CrockPot V8 vegetable soup
  1. Cover and cook on high for about 1 hour; then simmer on low for 4-6 hours.
Vegetable soup with V8 juice in black slow cooker

WHAT TO SERVE WITH THIS CHUNKY SOUP

Some of my favorite foods to serve with slow cooker vegetable soup include…

Focus on foods that will soak up and complement the soup. This is why bread is such a popular choice!

white bowl full of Crock Pot vegetable soup with spoon on blue and white checked cloth

HOW TO STORE CROCKPOT VEGETABLE SOUP

Vegetable soup is really the best make-ahead recipe. I can make it at the beginning of any given week, and all of us can simply warm it up for lunch or dinner throughout that week, whenever we choose.

For short-term storage, always store your soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If stored properly, vegetable soup has a very long shelf life, up to 4-5 days.

You can reheat refrigerated soup on the stovetop or in the microwave. In the microwave, just re-heat it at 30 second intervals, running it for 30 seconds, stirring, running it for 30 seconds, etc., until it reaches approximately 165°F; on the stovetop, simply heat it on medium-high until it comes to a boil.

HOW TO FREEZE VEGETABLE SOUP

As I stated before, this recipe is one of the best make-ahead meals. Here are some tips for freezing slow cooker chunky vegetable soup.

  • To store the cooled soup, place it in an airtight container or, as we sometimes prefer, in a sealed freezer bag, for up to 3 months. If your soup is stored in a freezer bag, it will need to be thawed before reheating. If you would like to avoid this hassle, the airtight container is best, as you can just dump it into the cooking pot to reheat whenever you're ready.
  • To make life easier, it can be helpful to divide your soup into portions using smaller freezer-safe bowls. This makes it much easier for your family members to pull out individual portions as they please, curbing the need to thaw out all of the stored soup only to take their own small portion out of it.
  • As stated in the questions above, if your soup is already thawed, you can reheat it in the microwave at repeating 30 second intervals. Run it for 30 seconds, stir it, run it for 30 seconds, stir it, etc., until it comes up to temperature, approximately 165°F.
  • Otherwise, heat it in a cooking pot on the stove. If it's still frozen, heat it on low for a few minutes until thawed; once the soup is thawed, just heat it on medium-high until it comes to a boil.
white bowl full of slow cooker V8 vegetable soup with spoon

WHAT ARE THE BEST VEGETABLES TO PUT IN SOUP?

CrockPot vegetable soup already uses potatoes, celery, carrots, yellow onion, peas, corn, green beans, and okra. Additional vegetables that might pair well with this soup are garlic, kale, spinach, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, lentil beans, black-eyed peas, etc.

The possibilities are endless. Vegetable soup can contain a very diverse array of very different vegetables in which pretty much anything goes, so be creative!

WHAT HERBS AND SPICES CAN I ADD FOR EXTRA FLAVOR?

Herbs and spices that will inevitably go well with this recipe include…

Although they're neither spices nor herbs, I believe that a hint of Worcestershire sauce or even a good bone broth might pair wonderfully with this recipe too.

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Yield: 8

Slow Cooker Recipe ~ Hearty Vegetable Soup

Slow Cooker Recipe ~ Hearty Vegetable Soup

How to make the best slow cooker vegetable soup with V8 Juice and loads of chunky vegetables. Easy, delicious, hearty CrockPot dinner recipe!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add the chopped fresh vegetables, including the potatoes, celery, carrots, and onion, to the slow cooker.
  2. Then add in all the frozen vegetables, including the peas, corn, green beans, and okra.
  3. Pour in the V8 Juice, and give everything a good stir.
  4. Cover and cook on high for about 1 hour; then simmer on low for 4-6 hours.
  5. Serve the soup while hot with your favorite soup sides, like crackers, cheddar cheese, toasted sourdough, homemade biscuits, bread rolls, grilled cheese, or buttermilk cornbread.

Notes

HOW TO STORE CROCKPOT VEGETABLE SOUP

Vegetable soup is really the best make-ahead recipe. I can make it at the beginning of any given week, and all of us can simply warm it up for lunch or dinner throughout that week, whenever we choose.

For short-term storage, always store your soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If stored properly, vegetable soup has a very long shelf life, up to 4-5 days.

You can reheat refrigerated soup on the stovetop or in the microwave. In the microwave, just re-heat it at 30 second intervals, running it for 30 seconds, stirring, running it for 30 seconds, etc., until it reaches approximately 165°F; on the stovetop, simply heat it on medium-high until it comes to a boil.

HOW TO FREEZE VEGETABLE SOUP

As I stated before, this recipe is one of the best make-ahead meals. Here are some tips for freezing slow cooker chunky vegetable soup.

  • To store the cooled soup, place it in an airtight container or, as we sometimes prefer, in a sealed freezer bag, for up to 3 months. If your soup is stored in a freezer bag, it will need to be thawed before reheating. If you would like to avoid this hassle, the airtight container is best, as you can just dump it into the cooking pot to reheat whenever you're ready.
  • To make life easier, it can be helpful to divide your soup into portions. This makes it much easier for your family members to pull out individual portions as they please, curbing the need to thaw out all of the stored soup only to take their own small portion out of it.
  • As stated in the questions above, if your soup is already thawed, you can reheat it in the microwave at repeating 30 second intervals. Run it for 30 seconds, stir it, run it for 30 seconds, stir it, etc., until it comes up to temperature, approximately 165°F.
  • Otherwise, heat it in a cooking pot on the stove. If it's still frozen, heat it on low for a few minutes until thawed; once the soup is thawed, just heat it on medium-high until it comes to a boil.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1018mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 11gSugar: 17gProtein: 10g

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17 thoughts on “Hearty Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup with V8 Juice”

  1. She says “what ever was in the FRIG”…..what she should have said anything that’s in a can or a bottle…nothing fresh here . take time from home school and go to a produce market Mel

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