6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)

This simple beet soup is hearty, nourishing, and flavorful.  Serve with buttered crusty bread for a complete meal. 

How to Make It

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery; sauté 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in beets and next 6 ingredients (beets through tomatoes). Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in beet greens and sugar; cook 5 minutes.

Chef's Notes

Add the greens to the soup at the end for a nutritious boost.  If you prefer, you can use less than the four cups of beet greens called for in the recipe.

Ratings & Reviews

DarthFrodo's Review

December 24, 2013

SusanK99's Review

February 26, 2012
Good, but not long term filling on its own. I followed the recipe except I omitted the brown sugar.

KCBinID's Review

January 07, 2011
This is a great soup recipe that is both easy to make and tasty to please everyone in the house. Plus, it's the best comforting soup recipe I've found that is also quite good for you. Great weeknight recipe!

shinerita's Review

May 31, 2010
Excellent & easy-to-prepare. Given how sweet carrots & beets are naturally, I should have omitted (or at least halved) the sugar. That said, I added a splash of red wine vinegar & some sriracha (my go-to condiment) to temper the sweetness. Also, my grocery store was out of beet greens, so I used kale. I might try spinach next time (cooks faster, for starters). I will definitely make this soup again, though!

maryofwonder's Review

March 30, 2010
This was so incredible! Wonderful color and texture. I followed the recipe exactly and was delighted with it. I used organic beets and have some left overs that I'll add more greens to.

seraeads's Review

August 16, 2009
We followed the recipe except omitted the water. At the end of the cooking, we pureed the soup with a hand blender and served with creme fraiche on top and crusty bread on the side. It was delicious! Also a great way to get rid of a bunch of beets and potatoes quickly.

Jbrada's Review

February 04, 2009
This was so yummy! I added more beets and potatoes and cooked it a little longer and then used a hand blender to puree half of it to thicken it up. It was sweet so I didn't add the sugar either.

Zeulner22's Review

December 09, 2008
This was delicious. It was easy. And it was a beautiful soup (perfect for the holidays)! Plus, my husband said "Mmm, this is yummy!" I'll be freezing the rest and looking forward to delicious leftovers.