Vegetable Pasta Soup

Dairy-Free | Main Dishes | Soups | Low Fat | High in Fiber | Vegan | Vegetarian | WIC Friendly

This soup eats like a meal, thanks to a garden’s worth of veggies and a healthy helping of whole wheat pasta.

Vegetable Pasta Soup
8
Servings
45 minutes
Total Time
$1.50
Cost per serving
Serving size:2 cups
Prep time:20 minutes
Cook time:25 minutes
Total time:45 minutes
Equipment:

Large saucepan

Utensils:

Mixing spoon

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil

2 carrots, chopped

1 large onion, diced

1 zucchini, chopped

1 14.5 ounce can no salt added diced tomatoes with green chilies, with liquid

2 14.5 ounce cans low sodium vegetable or chicken broth

4 cups water

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning or dried basil

2 cups small whole wheat pasta (shell or macaroni)

6 cups fresh spinach leaves (about ½ pound)

Instructions

  1. Before you begin wash your hands, surfaces, utensils, vegetables and tops of cans.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add onions and carrots. Cook until the vegetables are softened (about 3 minutes), stirring often.
  3. Stir in zucchini and canned tomatoes. Cook 3-4 minutes.
  4. Stir in the broth, water, salt, and Italian seasoning or dried basil. Bring to a boil.
  5. Stir in the pasta and spinach. Return to a boil.
  6. Cook until the pasta is tender, about 8 minutes


Tips

  • Packaged, prewashed spinach does not need to be washed. Spinach that is not packaged should be rinsed under running water before using.
  • Try using kale, collard greens, or a 10-ounce package of frozen spinach in place of fresh spinach.
  • Use washed and diced garden tomatoes and homemade broth if they are available. Keep cut tomatoes cold until you need them.


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Ingredients

What goes in Vegetable Pasta Soup?

Spinach
Spinach
Zucchini
Zucchini
Carrots
Carrots
Chopped Onions
Chopped Onions
Diced Tomatoes
Diced Tomatoes

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

CALORIES
180
TOTAL FAT
3g
SODIUM
420g
TOTAL CARBS
35g
PROTEIN
7g
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