I am on a baking spree! I can’t stop sifting through recipes and trying new things! Maybe its because cabin fever has begun to settle in and I just need to get my hands busy.
So I wanted to share some yummy soup I came across! With fall coming, I believe soups are a great thing to delve into as the temperatures drop! My mom and I made this particular soup yesterday for lunch and there was enough leftovers for us to have it again this afternoon, and boy am I excited to eat it right after this post!
Also its pretty healthy!
218 calories for a cup and a half, with 35 carbohydrates and 7 grams of fiber!
Bean and Pasta Soup:
-1 cup uncooked small pasta
-2 celery ribs, thinly sliced (I detest celery so I don’t use them for this recipe)
-2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
-1 medium onion, chopped
-1 garlic clove, minced (I use garlic powder instead)
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-2 cups water
-1 can (14 and 1/2 ounces) tomatoes, undrained
-1 and 1/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
-1 teaspoon dried basil
-1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed (I don’t even use this and it still tastes extraordinary)
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/8 teaspoon pepper
-1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
-2 cups shredded fresh spinach (If you don’t have this on hand, you don’ t have to use it to keep the excellent taste)
-1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (you don’t have to have this, either)
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick saucepan, sauté the celery, carrots, onion and garlic in oil for five minutes. Stir in the water, tomatoes, broth, basil, rosemary, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat; cover and simmer for ten minutes or until carrots are tender.
Drain pasta; stir into vegetable mixture. Add the beans; heat through. Stir in the spinach; cook until spinach is wilted, about two minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
If you’re a soup-lover this is definitely a must! The blend of basil and broth and onions… Oh its just perfect !
Time to post this so I can get right to that bowlful of soup that has my name written all over it!