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V8 Vegetable Soup Recipe

In this post I am sharing the V8 Vegetable Soup Recipe. It is one of the easiest homemade vegetable soup recipes that you can make. 

There are just 4 main ingredients in this delicious diner style soup with a rich tomato broth. Not only is it a tasty meal, it is also very budget friendly.

I’ve included elbow macaroni pasta in my soup because that is what you usually find in the diner lunch special soup that everyone seems to love. The pasta is optional however and you can choose to leave it out if you prefer.

Your wonderful homemade soup will be ready in about an hour. Just serve it with some crackers and a toasty grilled cheese sandwich. 

Easy Homemade Vegetable Soup Recipe

Bowl of homemade V8 Vegetable Soup with crackers and a grilled cheese

I picked up an inexpensive pack of breakfast steak and cut it up for the soup for around $3.00. The total costs for this big pot of soup came in around $10.00, give or take. 

That is not bad at all for a hot meal that will feed a family easily and maybe for a couple of days if you have leftovers. Depending on the size of your family, you’ll likely have leftovers. 

You could also used ground beef if you prefer to make it more a hamburger vegetable soup recipe.

Budget Meal Soup Dinner

Package of Beef, frozen vegetables, elbow macaroni and V8 vegetable juice to make soup

The V8 vegetable juice adds a lot of flavor to this soup. I also used a carton of rich beef broth to add even more flavor. Water can be used instead of the broth to keep costs down. 

Choosing the frozen vegetable blend for soups made it super easy to get this meal going because there was no peeling or chopping required, besides the beef. 

I kept this soup simple but you can add additional aromatics if you like, such as fresh or dried herbs.

Soup blend of frozen vegetables

The frozen vegetable mix is so convenient and it just vegetables. There aren’t any preservatives or anything else added. 

Beautiful vegetable mix in a soup pot

How do I make the V8 Vegetable Soup Recipe? It’s so simple! You’ll brown the beef pieces and then simply add the rest of your ingredients. Simmer and let all of the goodness mingle for a bit and you’re ready to serve.

Get all of the deets in the printable recipe card below. 

Rich tomato broth vegetable soup with beef and pasta
Yield: 1 Pot of Soup

V8 Vegetable Soup Recipe

4 Ingredient Homemade Soup in a white soup bowl

A rich and delicious easy homemade vegetable soup recipe made with nutritious V8 juice.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1/2 lb Beef, cut into small bite sized pieces (I used breakfast steaks)
  • 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 c Beef Broth (or Water)
  • 28 oz Frozen Vegetable for Soup
  • 64 oz V8 Original Vegetable Juice
  • 1/2 c Elbow Macaroni Pasta (optional)
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste


  1. Add the vegetable oil to a soup pot or dutch oven; heat over medium low.
  2. Next, add the beef and brown until cooked through.
  3. Next, add the beef broth, frozen vegetable blend, V8 juice, elbow macaroni and seasonings.
  4. Bring to a simmer then cook for 45 minutes.
  5. Serve with crackers or a sandwich, if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

About 1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 741mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 11g
Amazing Vegetable Soup Recipe

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Barbara Miller

Thursday 17th of August 2023

I bet this soup would pair well with your Easy Sour Cream Cheddar Cheese Biscuits Recipe. TY for both recipes.

Julia Jordan

Sunday 20th of August 2023

Oh yes, it sure would!


Thursday 9th of February 2023

This is vegetable beef soup but it looks easy. Just leave the beef out.


Monday 9th of March 2020

That looks like a perfect way to shake the chill off!

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