Easy Homemade Irish Vegetable Soup Recipe –

Great Tasting and Easy Irish Vegetable Soup Recipe

This homemade Irish vegetable soup recipe is one of those great go-to recipes everyone tries when the cold weather starts to fall upon us. 

Packed full of seasonal vegetables, a traditional Homemade Irish vegetable soup recipe is packed full of flavour, and it is also a great way to get some vegetable goodness into you.

As the cold weather comes in, having a piping hot bowl of Irish vegetable soup is always an excellent way to warm your body from the inside and is an easy way to make a quick lunch, which is healthy, too. 

Put it together with a lovely homemade Soda Bread, and you have one very tasty meal.

Irish Vegetable Soup recipe
Vegetable Soup with Irish Soda Bread

How To Make Traditional Irish Vegetable Soup

Making Irish vegetable soup is a great way to use leftover vegetables, and it’s a healthy and delicious meal for any time of year. This Irish vegetable soup recipe is simple and can be made with any vegetables that you have on hand.

In Ireland, having a nice bowl of Irish vegetable soup is something we enjoy very much.  Sometimes, it’s a great way of using up the leftover veg in the bottom of the fridge, but it is also a great way to make the most of those root vegetables that are in season and abundant.

Making this Homemade Irish Vegetable Soup recipe need not be a chore—there is no need to cut up the vegetables into exact cubes or even spend a lot of time chopping.

Just chop or slice up your vegetables into roughly the same size, then pop them into a pot and sweat to give them a bit of colour and flavour, and you are good to go.

Soups are so easy to make, and you can make them as easy as you like yet still packed full of flavour. 

Follow the cooking methods of this Irish Vegetable Soup Recipe and create your soup to your taste.  If you don’t have fresh vegetables, frozen are just as good.

If you like this recipe, why not try my Easy Irish Potato Soup Recipe in this link?

vegetable soup recipe

How can I make vegetable soup taste better?

Adding herbs and spices is one way to make this Irish vegetable soup recipe taste great. Some good options include thyme, rosemary, parsley, black pepper, and chilli powder. You can also add a touch of salt to enhance the flavour.

I love adding a little bit of chilli oil to my soup when I serve it in a bowl. This is great for root vegetable soups and adds a nice little kick to it. Add 1 teaspoon of ground chilli to a glass and 5 or 6 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Allow it to sit, then drizzle the infused oil over your soup.

You could roast your ingredients beforehand to add a depth of flavour to your vegetable soup recipe. Roasting your vegetables will bring out the sweetness in them and add tremendous amounts of flavour.

What is the secret to making good soup?

The secret to making good soup is to use quality ingredients and to take the time to cook them properly. If you use fresh, flavorful vegetables and cook them in a broth or stock, you will end up with a delicious and satisfying soup.

Another key is to let the soup simmer for a while to blend the flavours.

I hope you enjoy my Homemade Irish Vegetable Soup Recipe and try it. Let me know in the comments what you think, and if you have any questions, I will always be happy to answer them.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and it helps you create your own vegetable soup recipe that suits your tastes.

Homemade Irish Vegetable Soup Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins

Traditional homemade Irish Vegetable Soup packed full of flavour and easy to make.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: home made soup recipe, homemade irish vegetable soup recipe, homemade soup recipe, homemade vegetable soup recipe, traditional vegetable soup recipe, vegetable soup recipe
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 299 kcal
Author: J.J. Sheridan
  • 1 Large White Onion sliced
  • 1 Large Carrot sliced
  • 1 Large Turnip Peeled and Chopped
  • 2 Whole Leek Sliced
  • 2 Whole Celery Sticks
  • 4 Large Potato peel and slice
  • 700 ml Vegetable Stock 24floz
  • 2 tbsp Sated Butter
  • salt and white pepper to season
  1. Melt the butter in a deep pot on a medium heat then add the vegetables keeping the potato back. Cook vegetables stirring regularly without adding colour and onions become translucent

  2. Cook vegetables stirring regularly without adding colour and onions become translucent for approx 5 or 6 minutes.

  3. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Skim off any scum that rises to the top.

  4. Add the sliced potato to the pot and season and continue to cook until all vegetables are cooked through.

  5. Once vegtables are fully cooked blend using a hand blender until smooth.

  6. Bring to a boil again and season to taste.

  7. If you want a cream of vegetable soup add in 100ml of cream

  8. Serve with a couple of sliced of brown bread for a genuine Irish touch and enjoy.

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About the author
J.J. Sheridan
My Name is JJ Sheridan, born in Cork Ireland but spent most of my childhood in County Tipperary. I've been a Chef for a large number of years and have worked in a number of award winning restaurants. I love using local ingredients whenever possible in my food so that I can showcase the best of Irish. My passion is to share with you the best restaurants across Ireland from a Chefs perspective. For many years restaurants have been at the hands of the "food critic". Most of the time these critics will visit the same old restaurants and heap praise on them. Often forgetting about the smaller restaurants who are paving the way for Irish Cuisine. My Goal is to higlight all restaurants, especially the ones the so called food experts never visit and give you a complete list of the best Irish Restaurants to visit.

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