Take 2 medium potatoes, 1 medium onion, 1 celery stalk, 1/4 cup oil and 2 cans (10 fl oz/284 mL each) chicken, beef or vegetable broth and mix & match your recipe from these options...
CHOP potatoes, onion and celery; set aside. Heat oil in large saucepot on high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Add potatoes, onion and celery along with 4 cups desired vegetables; cook and stir 5 minutes or until golden brown.
ADD broth and 2 soup cans water to pan. Stir in 1 tsp. seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 30 to 40 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
POUR vegetable mixture, in batches, into blender container; cover and blend until smooth. Return to saucepot; cook on low heat until heated through, stirring occasionally. Spoon into 8 soup bowls; sprinkle with 1 Tbps. topping each.