Seven cans of simple ingredients make this homemade vegetable soup recipe super easy to make. Canned tomatoes combined with heart-healthy beans and mixed veggies are slow-cooked in a Crockpot and make a delicious homemade soup. It will fill you up without weighing you down.
This is a family favorite recipe that is easy for cooks of all levels to make. The rich flavor of the soup comes from the marriage of the flavors of the canned vegetables – all without an ounce of chicken broth or vegetable broth.
Serve with some crusty French bread for a comforting meal that you will want to add to your weekly meal planning rotation.
The hardest part about making this recipe is opening cans. You need one each of the following:
- Diced tomatoes with green peppers and onions
- Petite diced tomatoes
- Ro*Tel or tomatoes with green chiles
- Mixed vegetables (be sure to get one with green beans)
- Corn kernels
- Kidney beans
- Chili beans
If you like spicy food, you can easily substitute a can of Hot Ro*Tel for the original. You really could use any variety of diced tomatoes that have some sort of spicy peppers to liven up the soup. Key tip: do NOT drain the cans.
👩🏻🍳 How To Make Easy Seven Can Soup
Pour the contents of all of the cans into your slow cooker and cook on LOW for 4-8 hours. Season with a little black pepper, if desired, and enjoy!
If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can make this soup on the stove. Place all of the ingredients in a large stock pot or Dutch oven. Bring the soup to a boil at medium-high heat, lower the temperature and then simmer on the stovetop for about half an hour.
Store leftover vegetable soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
If you have any leftover soup, you can freeze them and enjoy later. Once the soup has cooled, ladle it into an airtight container like ziplock freezer bags. I recommend using quart size. Try to remove excess air from the bag to help prevent freezer burn. Date the freezer bag and use within 2 months for best results.
When ready to eat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat in a pot on the stove.
In addition to French bread, a bowl of vegetable soup pairs well with cornbread, like Peppered Cornbread or Jalapeno Cornbread.
When I don’t have the ingredients on hand to make cornbread, we eat this wonderful soup with whatever we can find in the pantry, usually tortilla chips, corn chips, or saltine crackers.
In a pinch, you can replace the can of corn with 2 cups frozen corn. You can also replace the can of mixed vegetables with frozen mixed vegetables. I do not recommend substituting the other items with frozen equivalents.
Absolutely. While I prefer to use the slow cook function just like a slow cooker/Crock Pot, you can also use it to make vegetable soup in a hurry.
Pour the cans into your Instant Pot. Place the lid on the IP and turn the knob to SEAL. Push the manual button/Pressure Cook, and set the time for 4 minutes. Once the time is up, Quick Release the pressure, stir, and enjoy!
If you like vegetarian soups, you’re in luck! This recipe can be made into a vegan- or vegetarian-friendly meal. Simply use a can of chili WITHOUT meat.
For more tasty soup recipes, check out the dishes below:
- Quick and Easy Taco Soup – This is a vegetarian take on the ever-popular taco soup. It’s unlikely anyone will notice that it’s meat-free.
- Potato Soup – This has to be the recipe that my husband wants me to make the most. It’s rich and creamy and loaded with potatoes.
- Lasagna Soup in a Bowl – This wholesome soup is made in the slow cooker making it a great option for when you don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen but still want something good to eat.
Easy Seven Can Soup Recipe
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 can chili beans
- 1 can mixed vegetables
- 1 can corn
- 1 can petite diced tomatoes
- 1 can tomatoes with bell peppers and onion
- 1 can original Ro*Tel
- Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and set on low.
- Cook for 4-8 hours.
Be sure to come back and tell us how your Seven Can Vegetable Soup turned out!
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This soup is maybe the tastiest I have ever eaten and it couldn’t be easier! I am a “vegetable hater” and trying to change my diet to eat more veggies. This is the perfect way. There is a little too much salt in most of the canned ingredients so next time, I will search out low or no salt added cans. I might also try using frozen corn and mixed vegetables. I would have given this recipe 10 stars if I could.
How can I cut back on the salt and spices? The soup delicious but I eat has of in it. The highly spiced ingredient item not recommended in my diet. Thank you.
Look for “No Salt Added” or “Low Sodium” on the cans. That should help reduce the sodium in the recipe.
If I don’t have a can of mixed vegetables can I just use a seperate can of each carrots, green beans, and corn.
That should work out wonderfully. Just be sure to use the veggies AND the juices in the cans. Note that the nutrition information won’t be the same and you will actually have MORE soup by using separate cans.
What size is a “serving”. How many per pot of soup
While I have not measured the volume of the recipe, each batch should yield approximately six servings. When you examine the ingredients, six of those cans (each) contain 2 cups of veggies, more or less. So, I would guesstimate each serving to be 2 cups.
Jessica Reed says
Would a can of mixed veggies with peas taste good?
In this recipe? Definitely.
Allen Harris says
Sometimes I add some Barley.
We used to make something like this every year with my church. Perfect for those cold days!
can you put ham and carrots ,celery and onions in it?
I would imagine that you could, but that would completely change the flavor profile.
I love eating soup during snowy days, but truth be told, I love eating throughout the year! I love vegetable soup, so I’m definitely going to try this version.
Katy Cedillo (@KatydidCountry) says
This is my kind of cooking :). I can’t wait to try it.
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
Mine must be chili because that’s what I made today and it’s snowing! That soup looks darn good!
Billie @ Rowell Reviews says
Oh and your dog is so cute! My chocolate lab loves the snow!
Billie @ Rowell Reviews says
Easy and tasty, talk about the best combination. My husband and son would love the peppered cornbread too!
My mother simply loved this type of soup, and it is easy to make!
Stephanie @ Plain Chicken says
Looks delicious! I love quick and easy meals – especially on super cold days!
It doesn’t get any easier than this. You have a ton of delicious meals on your blog. Thanks for sharing your recipes.
Stephanie L. Robertson says
Linda, this looks great! I cooked Frito pie last night, and it is good for comfort food, too. Stay warm and enjoy the snow! -Stephanie
Thanks, Stephanie. Anything with Fritos is a winner to me. Hope you have fun, too!
Dianna @ Oy Vey a Day says
I love this idea. Super easy and tasty. We are looking at massive power outages here in Atlanta due to an ice storm that started today… this would be perfect. One pot, our gas stove and lighter, and we have a meal. I bet we even have the 7 cans we need (I certainly don’t want to brave the grocery store right now).
Pinning for later – and printing for tomorrow (in case the power is out).
I hope that you don’t lose your power. We are under the same winter warning as you. Keep warm.