This recipe originally ran last winter, and this weekend while combing through the site for ideas, I stumbled on it. It’s such a simple recipe, easy to throw together, yet it’s so beautiful and delicious, and customizable. Storm your crisper drawer and see what’s past it’s prime! If it’s cold where you are, or you don’t have a lot time, or you’re having guests over this week, make this soup. You’ll thank me later ;)
This hearty vegetable soup recipe was a cinch to prepare and so satisfying. You see, I just thought that winter was over, but Mother Nature pulled a fast one on us, and Texas was cold and rainy today, prompting me to raid the pantry for soup ingredients. Voila. A recipe that everyone in my house loved.
Easy & Delicious Vegetable Soup
A hearty and versatile soup that could be bulked up with ground beef or turkey, and completely changed with assorted spices.
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 carrots, diced
3 celery stalks, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 large onion (or 1 small-medium onion), diced
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped finely
1 can diced tomatoes no salt added, with liquid (14 ounces)
28 ounce can of tomato sauce, no salt added
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth, low-sodium (could use water instead)
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup whole wheat elbow macaroni
1/2 teaspoon dry basil
1 bay leaf
Step by step
- Heat olive oil over medium-high in a large dutch oven (5-8 quart)
- Add carrots, celery, garlic, onion and thyme and saute until vegetables are crisp tender (about 3 minutes).
- Add in canned tomatoes, canned tomato sauce, broth (or water), bay leaf, and basil.
- Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add frozen peas and elbow macaroni. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until macaroni is cooked.
- Remove bay leaf and serve.
WW PP 4; Calories 176.1; Fat 1.1g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 158.6mg; Potassium 247.4mg; Carbs 35.4g; Fiber 7.8g; Sugars 12.7g; Protein 7.7g; Vitamin A 109.2%;
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About Christy: Thirty-six year-old wife and mom to BJ (8) and Mia (4). I'm the editor at the Sisterhood, a Feingold mom, I really love to run (really), read, cook amazing things, and photography is my fledging passion. My motivation is motivating other people to realize they can do this whole weight-loss and exercise thing. I'm living proof! View author profile.