Soups and Stews

Quick and Easy Pasta Soup

Creamy tomato soup meets flavors of Italian chicken sausage and pasta in the quick and easy pasta soup. Perfect for making the whole family happy and full this winter!

This past weekend Bry and I were up in the mountains with friends and my parents, enjoying time to just be together. Growing up, the cabin was a place of slowing down, enjoying good food, playing games, and (as I’ve gotten older) sipping on wine or spiked hot chocolate while reminiscing over a fire. However, we still indulge in watching TV and enjoying the comforts of modern life. So it was a fun adventure Sunday morning as the power went off just as I was getting ready to cook up some bacon and pancakes. Because it isn’t a Sunday at the cabin without pancakes, my dad and I bundled up and cooked breakfast on the grill, with snow steadily falling on us and the pancakes. I don’t know if it was the challenge of keeping the pancakes safe from frequently falling snowballs from the trees or the excitement of the first real snowfall this season, but pancakes and bacon never tasted so good 🙂

This soup is perfect for one of those lazy, chilly days. Simple to make and kid-friendly, there’s no reason not to make this soup! Vegetarian? Simply swap out the sausage for soy sausage or extra beans. I didn’t have any spinach when I made this, but it would be delicious with some leafy greens thrown in at the last 5 minutes of cooking.

So here’s a toast to snowflake-kissed pancakes and cozy family time!

Quick and Easy Pasta Soup

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Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 5 Italian chicken sausages, sliced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 14-0z can diced tomatoes
  • 15-oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoons Italian spice blend
  • ½ cup small, uncooked macaroni noodles
  • 15-oz can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • Salt, to taste (optional)

Instructions

1

Place large soup pot on stove and heat over medium-high. Add sliced chicken sausage and cook until browned. Add garlic and sauté 30 seconds, or until fragrant.

2

Stir in tomato paste, Italian seasoning, and ½ cup of the broth. Bring to a boil.

3

Once boiling, add in remaining broth, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce.

4

Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes.

5

Add beans and pasta and return to a boil. Cook 6 minutes or until pasta is al dente.

6

Taste and adjust seasonings. Enjoy!

Notes

This soup would be delicious with some leafy greens thrown in at the last 5 minutes of cooking.

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