Monday, August 12, 2013

Tomato Basil Pasta Soup


My favorite kinds of recipes are the ones that list the ingredients with these simple directions: "Throw it all in!" That's how easy this perfectly-seasoned pasta soup is to make!


- 6 oz. pasta (I used 100% whole grain spaghetti), broken into smaller pieces
- 1, 15 oz. can diced tomatoes with liquid
- 1/2 of a large sweet onion, diced
- 3 cloves of garlic, diced
- 2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
- 3 large basil leaves, chopped (or 1 Tbs dried basil leaves)
- 5 cups vegetable broth (low sodium)
- 2 cups water
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1/2 tsp. creole seasoning or red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt 
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)

Place all in large stock pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to low simmer, keep covered, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Season to taste if desired and garnish with parmesan cheese. Enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here

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