Vegetarian Recipes: Creamy Vegetable Parmesan Soup with Italian Seasonings

Posted on Jul 6 2012 - 10:00pm by Susan Bewley

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While Daniel thinks I’m crazy sometimes, I love eating soup year round, even when it’s 90 degrees out. To me, soup has always been one of those comfort foods that can help you very easily relax. I always find summertime to be a great time to experiment with different types of soups, since vegetables aren’t just available, but can be at their cheapest if you buy them at your local farm store or farmers market.  With so many different vegetables available, it is easy to make your own vegetarian recipe using common vegetables that you can find throughout the year.

When many people think of vegetable soup, they think of the bland, tomato base soup that you can find in a can. Personally, until I started making my own soups, I hated vegetable soups. I thought they were salty and tasted like bland frozen vegetables. Little did I know that I was right, many cans are bland, salty, and made from low quality vegetables. The best soups, at least from what I have found, usually take a long cooking time to bring out the best flavor, making them ideal for a crock pot or slow cooker.

This creamy soup may take a bit more work than your typical crock pot recipe, but I think it’s worth the effort. It is just one of those soups that is filled with flavor – you won’t even miss the meat that is in most soups. For those would like a creamier soup and don’t care if it’s vegetarian, I also put notes on things you can add to give it a bit more flavor. Personally, I prefer it being vegetarian, but I have made this soup both ways, depending on what I have in the house. While it may sound complicated, this is a very simple vegetarian recipe that is perfect for busy families!

 

Vegetarian Recipes: Creamy Vegetable Parmesan Soup with Italian Seasonings
Creamy Vegetable Parmesan Soup with Italian Seasonings Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 hrs 30 mins Ready In: 5 hrs 50 mins
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Ingredients
  • 2 14 - 14.6 cans Diced Tomatoes Basil & Oregano Seasoning
  • 1 Cup Carrots Diced
  • 1 Cup Yellow Onions Diced
  • 1 Cup Celery Diced
  • 1½ Teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • 1½ Teaspoons Dried Basil
  • 4 Cups Vegetable Broth or Chicken Broth
  • 1 Whole Bay Leaf
  • ½ Cup Flour Roux Ingredient
  • 2 Cups Half & Half Or Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
Instructions
  1. Dice the carrots, onions, and celery in a small chopper until finely cut. Put in crockpot.
  2. Dump Cans of tomatoes (including juice) in crock pot.
  3. Place Oregano, Basil, & Bay Leaf in Crockpot.
  4. Put warm chicken broth in crock pot.
  5. Cook on low for 5 hours.
  6. About 30 minutes before serving, start making the roux.
  7. Roux Directions: Melt butter on low heat in a pot and add flour slowly. Stir constantly for 5 to 7 minutes.
  8. Roux Directions: Put in 1 cup of soup, then 3 cups, stirring until smooth.
  9. When the roux is finished, add it to the crockpot. Add Parmesan cheese, half and half, and pepper.
  10. Cook in crock pot for another 30 minutes on low. Serve Warm.

About 

Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

16 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Patty A August 27, 2012 at 1:38 am - Reply

    Oh boy does this look delicious! I think hubby would really love this. Pinned

  2. Gary Green August 30, 2012 at 12:10 am - Reply

    Soup is one of the special ingredients, which make the food more delicious. I also mainly prefer soup in all season with my dinner. It's too easy to make. According to my thinking it is as important as desserts.

  3. Sue Invegas September 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    This sounds really good! I will have to make it!

  4. julieann r September 4, 2012 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Love a good recipe made with things I have in the garden!

  5. Melinda Dunne September 4, 2012 at 10:39 am - Reply

    I love soup! Thanks for the recipe this sounds awesome!

  6. Kim September 4, 2012 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    This sounds like an excellent soup! I like your write up as well! 🙂

  7. Malia September 4, 2012 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    This sounds delicious!

  8. Alaina Bullock September 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Love Italian seasoning!  And this sounds like it is delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  9. MamaBreak September 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Perfect for a cool, fall day!

  10. Michele October 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    I want to try this recipe!

  11. Amber Edwards October 30, 2012 at 11:25 am - Reply

    I'm normally not a soup person, but this one actually sounds amazing! The spices and sauce are really what makes a soup and this one sounds superb!

  12. Melody October 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    This sounds and looks delicious!  I'm going to have to try this out soon!

  13. Motherhood on the Rocks October 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    This looks amazing! Can't wait to try it.

  14. Victoria @ Denschool October 30, 2012 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    That looks fantastic!  We are not vegetarians but I am always looking for more meatless meals.  We are down to eating meat only 2-3 times per week and I'd love to get it down a little further.  Thanks a bunch… really looks/sounds yummy 🙂

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