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Copycat Frisch's Vegetable Soup

Frisch's Vegetable Soup is a delicious comforting soup that is super healthy and perfect year round! Loaded with vegetables - it's actually not vegetarian though...find out the secret ingredient below.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Entree, soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8 cups
Calories 110 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1/4 cup celery diced
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 cup frozen baby lima beans
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 quarts chicken broth or stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup diced potato
  • 1/8 cup quick cook pearl barley
  • 1/8 cup long grain rice
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • In large soup pot, add olive oil. Turn heat to medium high. When hot, add diced onion & celery and saute about 3 minutes until softened.
    2 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 cup onion, 1/4 cup celery
  • Add mixed veggies, lima beans and another dash of olive oil and stir. Saute for 1-2 min to thaw veggies.
    1 cup frozen mixed vegetables, 1/2 cup frozen baby lima beans
  • Add tomatoes, chicken broth/stock, water, thyme and garlic powder.
    14.5 oz diced tomatoes with juice, 2 quarts chicken broth, 2 cups water, 1/4 tsp thyme, 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Cover and bring to a boil. Turn heat down from an 8 to a 6 and simmer partially covered for 30 min.
  • Add potato, rice & barley. Bring soup back to a boil.
    1/2 cup diced potato, 1/8 cup quick cook pearl barley, 1/8 cup long grain rice
  • Lower heat to simmer, partially covered for another 30 min.
  • Add salt & pepper to taste.
    1.5 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • If you'd like a slight creamier texture, use a potato masher and mash some of potatoes and then stir.


**We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**


Serving: 1cupCalories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 13.8gProtein: 5.4gFat: 3.6gSaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 920mgPotassium: 129mgFiber: 2.9gSugar: 2.6gCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
Keyword copycat, soup, vegetables
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