Homemade Vegetable Soup with Bowtie Pasta

It’s our second snowstorm in a week, and hopefully the last big one of the winter! As I look out my window with a view of Central Park, I can see the slanting snow filling the sky and overing the grounds. It’s the perfect day for a bowl of warming homemade soup. I happen to have some broth in the cupboard and vegetables in  the fridge – so that’s all I need!

This soup really is so simple to make that you hardly need a recipe. You can also substitute the vegetables that I used with whatever you have on hand.

Homemade Vegetable Soup

(enough for 2 large bowls)

  • 3/4 cup of cooked pasta (I used bowtie but any type works)
  • 32 oz. of broth (vegetable, chicken or beef broth all work – it’s whatever you prefer)
  • 2 carrots cut into discs
  • 1 – 2 shallots  (sliced or diced)
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup of diced red pepper
  • 1/4 cup of sliced red cabbage
  • 1/4 cup of chopped beets
  • 1/4 cup of cherry tomatoes or diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of spinach leaves
  • 2 – 3 TB. cup of chopped parsley
  • 2 TB. of fresh oregano (thyme works as well)
  • 1 teaspoon of dried herbs (I used Simply Organic Garlic & Herb Spice Right blend)
  • salt & fresh pepper to taste

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* Cook the pasta according to directions – then drain and set aside.

* Pour the broth in a pot and start to simmer.

* Prepare the vegetables by cutting or slicing them into bite size pieces.

* Drop the cut veggies into the simmering broth and cook until the carrots are fork tender. (Reserve the spinach and then stir in right before serving)

* Add the pasta and seasoning and adjust the salt & pepper.

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Pour into two large bowls and serve while nice and hot.  Pass the grated parmesan.

Enjoy!

This article has 4 comments

  1. Sarah nash Reply

    Sounds good for tomorrow in the snow, but not sure I have all ingredients in hand.

    • Lorinda Bryan Reply

      I know, can you believe another late winter storm?..I want it to feel like spring already!! (Soup is always good on a snowy day!) Stay warm!

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