Zucchini and Potato Tomato Soup

Zucchini and Potato Tomato Soup

I love simple recipes. And even more I love simple recipes that are comforting that are not too heavy. This past weekend, we ate sooooo much good food. I hung with a dear friend, Sandy who just happened to be in town, and we celebrated my sister’s birthday which was actually last month. Sunday night rolled around and we just wanted something light for dinner. I said what about soup and salad? Curtis answered back, I like Progresso soup so can you make something similar to one of their soups?

I love vegetables soups with potatoes so I answered back with this…turned out great and I proceeded to eat soup and salad for lunch for the next two days. I wish I still had some left!

By the way, I’m making a stir fry recipe live on a Google+ hangout tomorrow, you can catch it even if you’re not on Google+. The video will appear here at 5PM EST tomorrow (Thursday). But if you can’t catch it, I will be sharing the healthy stir fry recipe here on the blog as well at the video. Eeeeekkk I’m so serious when I say I’m really nervous!

Zucchini and Potato Tomato Soup

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Zucchini and Potato Tomato Soup Recipe

Yield: Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


1 Tablespoon olive oil

1/2 white onion, diced (about 1/4 cup)

3 medium sized potatoes (I used Russets), diced (about 2 1/2 to 3 cups)

2 zucchinis, quartered and then chopped (about 2 cups)

14 oz. can of diced tomatoes (undrained)

1 to 2 Tablespoons chopped Italian parsley

2 15 oz cans of low sodium chicken broth

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 cup frozen or fresh corn

salt & pepper


In a large French oven, heat olive oil on medium high heat. Add onions and zucchini, cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. Then add potatoes and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes (lower heat if needed), be sure to stir constantly so the potatoes don't stick to the bottom of the pot.

Add tomatoes (undrained) and a dash of parsley and the thyme. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes stirring constantly. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer. Add corn and mix thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper to taste and allow to simmer for 15 to 25 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked to your liking.

Serve garnished with parsley.

Note: Make it vegetarian by using vegetable instead of chicken broth.

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40 Responses to “Zucchini and Potato Tomato Soup”

  1. 1
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — March 20, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

    Beautiful lighting! And i love how simple this is. It absolutely beats cracking open a can 😉


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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — March 20, 2013 @ 3:56 pm

    So beautiful, Julie! I’m all for simple meals! :)


  3. 3
    Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom — March 20, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

    I love simple recipes too! This sounds simple and looks quite delicious. I’m surprised this doesn’t appear like a heavier soup with the potatoes but looks perfect for spring!


  4. 4
    Nutmeg Nanny — March 20, 2013 @ 6:59 pm

    I love when I can make a simple recipe that lasts for days. This soup looks beautiful.


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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — March 20, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

    Love this soup, it looks vibrant and fresh!


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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 20, 2013 @ 11:39 pm

    I’m all about simple meals too. This soup looks perfectly hearty and delicious!


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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 21, 2013 @ 12:49 am

    Simplicity is much needed in my house – who has the time to cook a full meal on a busy weeknight meal? Can’t wait to give this a go next week!


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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — March 21, 2013 @ 1:09 am

    Simple, delicious and hearty soup! I love the colors here :)


  9. 9
    Courtney — March 21, 2013 @ 1:25 am

    I cannot wait to try making this! I love simple and comforting. Just love this picture too that bowl is so pretty!


  10. 10
    Shea @ Dixie Chik Cooks — March 21, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    Beautiful soup!


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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — March 21, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    Love this soup! Even though it is spring we are supposed to have below zero temperatures over the next few days. Soup is definitely on the menu!


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    Terri C — March 21, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    Oh I’m making this tonight! I have zucchini ! This sounds wonderful and lo cal. Can’t wait to watch you. You’ll done a wonderful job!


  13. 13
    Cassie | Bake Your Day — March 21, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    This is so fun! I wish I could have joined you guys. Love this soup!


  14. 14
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — March 21, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    I cant believe I missed the hangout! Cant wait to watch the video though :) This soup looks amazing! I think my hubs would love it. Cant wait to make it for him :)


    • Julie Deily replied: March 21st, 2013 @ 11:50 am

      Hey Carla, you didn’t, it’s tonight at 5PM EST. Umm, although I wish it was Friday already, I’m super nervous…ahhhh!


  15. 15
    Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas — March 21, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    I love how healthy and filling this looks. I’m going to make some today. I’m going to be eating so healthy this week after all the stuff I’ve been eating over the last few days!

    PS excited for your hangout today! You’ll do great.


  16. 16
    katie — March 21, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    Umm this soup looks so good!!! I love simplistic soups–they are so much better than the canned stuff!


  17. 17
    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — March 21, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    Ahh, I know exactly which Progresso soup this is like and I love that one! Yum! You will totally rock that Google Hangout–can’t wait to see it! 😀


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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — March 21, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

    What a gorgeous recipe! My husband would love this!


  19. 19
    Stephanie@HenryHappened — March 21, 2013 @ 1:19 pm

    Mmm this sounds delicious. I love a good comforting soup recipe. Thanks!


  20. 20
    Nik@ABrownTable — March 21, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

    I love the earthiness and simplicity of your soup. Plus, it looks so comforting and delicious.


  21. 21
    shelly (cookies and cups) — March 21, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

    Cracks me up that your hubby loves Progresso! This one looks amazing, and love that it’s so quick!


  22. 22
    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — March 21, 2013 @ 9:41 pm

    Love this, Julie! It’s the perfect cold weather comfort food. (Yes, it’s FREEZING in NYC, so pack your coat!) XOXO


  23. 23
    Marcie@flavorthemoments — March 21, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

    Your soup looks so much better than Progresso! I love soup every day of the week. This looks nice and light, and perfect for spring!


  24. 24
    Nikki @Seeded at the Table — March 21, 2013 @ 11:16 pm

    A very do-able soup! Delicious and simple!


  25. 25
    addie | culicurious — March 22, 2013 @ 12:35 am

    Looks delicious! :) I love good, simple soups.

    PS – you did great on your hangout today. That stir fry looked awesome!!


  26. 26
    Joshua Hampton (Cooking Classes San Diego) — March 22, 2013 @ 8:27 am

    This is a beautiful soup recipe. I love how bright the colors in this soup are, and I would so love to try this recipe in my own kitchen soon. Thanks for sharing it.


  27. 27
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — March 22, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    MMMMMMMMMMM. Mmmmm yeaaaaah.


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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — March 22, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    I love simple soup recipes- looks like a good one!!


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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — March 22, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    I love simple too. It looks like every veggie has a chance to shine in this soup. :)


  30. 30
    Alicia @ Alicia Carlson Photography — March 22, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    Beautiful photos, Julie!


  31. 31
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — March 22, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    I love how hearty and simple this is! It sounds wonderful!


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    Ginny McMeans — March 23, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

    What a beautiful soup. I will sub vegetable broth for the chicken but I am sure it will be delicious and warming, Thanks so much.


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    Jennifer The Quirky Momma — March 24, 2013 @ 8:35 pm

    I made this for dinner last night and it was delicious. I made a couple additions, I used Paula Deen’s house seasoning (pepper, salt, garlic powder) chicken stock and the men in the house insisted on a side of bacon. I served it with the bacon (on the side), Southern style biscuits and chicken for the little ones. I also made your lemon mini-bundt cakes–they didn’t last. My youngest son ate 5 by himself!


  34. 34
    Sydney @ Crepes of Wrath — March 25, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    I need to do more soup + salad. I usually just do one or the other, but it doesn’t seem like I am ever 100% satisfied after a smaller meal like that. It’s funny that he asked for a Progresso-type soup!


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    Rachel @ Following In My Shoes — March 26, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

    I was SO sad to miss the hangout due to my trip but I KNOW you did a fantastic job (and can’t wait to watch it back on Youtube).

    This soup looks and sounds AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!


  36. 36
    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — March 27, 2013 @ 2:48 am

    This looks like a soup my mom would make with big chunks of potatoes. Great job and I’ll be tuning in on You Tube :)


  37. 37
    Helene — March 27, 2013 @ 7:42 pm

    I discovered you because I watched you on How to Successfully Monetize Your Blog. You were great and thanks for all the info.

    When you have a moment would you tell me if you shoot with a macro lens or a 50mm lens?

    Like your work, I am a new follower!!


    • Julie Deily replied: March 28th, 2013 @ 8:38 am

      Thanks, Helene! So glad you found the information I shared useful. I primarily shoot with the Canon 24-70mm lens which can be found here: http://amzn.to/KdXnA4


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    Carolina — August 24, 2013 @ 5:08 pm

    Looks delicious! =) Must try it soon!


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