Zucchini Soup

Zucchini Vegetable Soup

5 from 17 reviews

A super easy family friendly Zucchini Soup made with onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, and zucchini all in a vegetable broth lightly seasoned with common pantry spices and fresh thyme.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 ribs celery chopped
  • 2 gold potatoes diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable broth (see notes)
  • 2 cups chicken broth (see notes)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 zucchini chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves


  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a Dutch oven or heavy stockpot.  Add the onions, carrots, and celery; cooking until the onions and celery are tender.
  2. Add the potatoes, garlic, celery salt, and cayenne pepper cooking for 1 minute while stirring constantly.  Add the broth and bay leaves.
  3. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are almost tender.  Then add the zucchini and cook 8-10 minutes or until it is tender.
  4. Remove the bay leaves and stir in the fresh thyme.  For best results serve promptly.


  • All vegetable broth or all chicken broth can be substituted.  For a vegetarian friendly recipe use all vegetable broth
  • Zucchini cooks fairly fast so add it in the last 7-8 minutes so it does not overcook.
  • Cayenne pepper adds just a little bit of a kick.  If you prefer something more mild substitute a little cumin, ginger, or coriander.
  • Don’t forget to remove the bay leaves.  They have sharp edges and can pose a choking hazard.
  • To make a creamy soup simply cook until everything is extremely soft,  Then remove the bay leaves and puree in a blender (don’t forget to remove the blender jar lid) or puree with an immersion blender.
  • Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.  Or freeze in heavy duty quart or gallon freezer bags for up to 3 months.

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