And Vegetable Soup

Tuna Vegetable Soup in 30 Minutes

Tuna And Vegetable Soup is made easy with canned tuna and vegetables.

Serve delicious, healthy, homemade soup on a budget, in less than 45 minutes, including prep time.

Tuna And Vegetable
Soup Recipe

  • 3 medium size white potatoes

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 (15 oz.) can corn

  • 1 (15 oz.) can green peas

  • 1 (15 oz.) can pork and beans

  • 1 (15 oz.) can herb seasoned canned tomatoes

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  •  1 (4 oz.) can chunk tuna, packed in oil

Clean and peel potatoes. Cut into cubes.

Rinse and place in a 4 quart saucepan. Cover with water.

Stir in the salt and cover the pan.

Bring it to a rolling boil over medium high heat and boil for 15 minutes.

Reduce the heat slightly and tilt lid if it starts to boil over.

Add the chopped onion.

Stir in the drained juices from the vegetables and the tuna.

Bring it back to a hard boil and boil for another 10 minutes to reduce and thicken the juices.

Stir in the tuna and boil another 3-5 minutes until the vegetables are as done and the soup is as thick as you like it.

Serve hot with saltine, oyster crackers or any other of your favorite soup crackers.

This soup is excellent served with buttered, garlic toast or garlic bread sticks.

Makes about 3 quarts.

Variations of
Tuna And Vegetable Soup:

Stir in 1 cup of sour cream in soup making a chowder type fish soup.

Instead of adding sour cream to pot of soup, top individual servings with sour cream and sprinkle with chopped chives.

Sprinkle top of individual servings with your favorite shredded cheese.

Two delicious cheeses to top it with are both grated Italian Parmesan Cheese or Romano together.

Substitute favorite vegetables such as cabbage or Lima beans.

Substitute canned chicken or beef for the tuna.

Vegetable Soup Slow Cooked

  • 6 cups beef broth

  • 1 (16 oz.) frozen package of mixed vegetables, thawed

  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 (15 oz.) can of small butter beans

  • 2 medium white potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes

  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon crumbled dried basil leaves unless it was in your canned tomatoes

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Add your beef broth, thawed vegetables, diced tomatoes, butter beans, white potatoes, chopped onions, basil, salt and all the juices in the cans, in a slow cooking crockpot on medium heat and cook for 5 to 6 hours until done.

When done, serve the vegetable soup.

I actually keep my vegetable soup warm in the crockpot and serve it directly from the pot itself. 

If you are not planning to serve your soup soon, let the soup cool completely and then pour it into a container that has a tight fitting lid and store it in the refrigerator.


The starch in potatoes is the thickening agent in this soup.

If you prefer a thicker soup, add an additional potato.

It may be stored in the refrigerator 3 or 4 days or frozen, then thawed before serving.

It is delicious served hot or cold.

Health Benefits

Everyone knows that vegetables are healthy.

Most everyone knows now, or should know, that a rainbow of vegetables, covering all the important nutrients is best, according to health research.

The recipe above contains red, green, yellow and white, also important.

Vital nutrients that are in this soup:





Vitamin C

Vitamin A

Other antioxidants are present, especially in the potatoes.

It contains dietary fiber in abundance that helps maintain good health.

History Of Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soups have a long history. 

However, to my disappointment in research for the earliest time they were mentioned in print, I will tell you about my childhood memory of Mama cooking stews... as we called them.

First of all, Mama or any one else I knew used the word soup in our home until the early 1950s.

Mama cooked her stews, which did contain chunks of beef, in a huge black iron pot in the yard, over burning wood or coals.

She made enough stew to feed us and her many siblings who visited often.

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