Easy Tomato Vegetable Soup ~ Yummy in Your Tummy!

Standard

Serves 4  *  Prep Time: 20 minutes  *  Cooking Time: 20 minutes

ImageTomato Vegetable Soup with Parmesan Crustini

GARDEN TOMATO VEGETABLE SOUP

It is winter here in Pennsylvania, and that means it is COLD out side. The is a bite in the air, and some days, you can feel it down in your bones. I ask myself, what can I create that is easy to make, warm in the belly, and that the family will eat? (always my dilemma) Those are days that only a hot, chunky, satisfying soup or stew will do.

Tomato Vegetable Soup is quick, economical, tastes great and healthy. It is guaranteed to warm you and your family from the inside out! As a bonus, you can tell Grandma you ate your vegetables today! 😉

 Easy Tomato Vegetable Soup

 * I added a couple time saving tips that will not affect the flavor, if time is short.

Ingredients:

Image

1 cup pasta, (I used brown rice macaroni, but you can use any pasta)

2 Tblsp Olive Oil

2 cloves garlic, chopped coarsely

1/2 red or white onion coarsely chopped

1 small fresh green pepper coarsely chopped

1 large carrot, sliced in coins or 1/2 inch dice

1/4 cup fresh fennel bulb, coarsely chopped

3 cups fresh pureed tomatoes (*OR use V-8 juice or tomato juice)

2 cups chicken stock (*OR if time is short use water)

1 Zucchini, 1/2 inch dice

1 tsp salt

Ground black pepper (5 turns of the pepper mill)

1 tsp sugar

ImageSOFTENING THE VEGETABLES

* Method:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, wash the pasta, cool and set the pasta aside.
  2. When you start cooking the pasta, place a 4-6 quart stock pot on medium flame and immediately add the olive oil.
  3. Add the garlic, onion, fresh pepper, carrot and fennel and stir; do not burn or try to get color on the vegetable; just get them hot. This takes about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the zucchini, chicken stock, tomato puree, salt, ground pepper and sugar and turn the flame to high heat.
  5. Bring the soup to a boil and cook on a boil for 10 minutes.
  6. Add the cooked pasta, bring to the boil. Soup is ready to serve.
  7. Enjoy!
Image
Cheers, and Happy Eating!

* We'd Love to Hear From You! * (Comment Below)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s