This Pasta Soup Recipe Is The New Winter Comfort Food Champion.
Pasta soup combines the goodness of wheat pasta with traditional soup to give a sensational taste that will ensure soups are never the same.
Pasta and soup is a simple recipe that you can try at home
It is delicious, healthy, tasty and appetizing and a complete meal
The soup combines the goodness of pasta and soup all-in-one!
There's no doubt about the fact that hot soup is the ultimate winter food champion. It's light on the stomach, delicious to taste, and super healthy. It can be had for lunch or dinner, or even in the evenings as a light snack. For days when you are bored of the simple old soup, the noodle soup, also known as the 'Pho' in Vietnam, is an interesting version to try and make. And for days when even noodle soup doesn't appeal to the senses, try pasta soup! Pasta soup combines the goodness of wheat pasta with traditional soup to give a sensational taste that will ensure soups are never the same.
Minestrone soup is where the concept of pasta soup started.
The Italian Minestrone soup is one example that has incorporated pasta into the steaming broth of the soup. Minestrone soup is where the idea of having a pasta soup began, albeit with many other things in the broth such as fresh vegetables and meat. Whole-wheat pasta is boiled to get the perfect al dante texture and then added to the delicious and appetizing soup to give an amazing taste that one didn't even know could exist.
Even if it's not in the Italian Minestrone version, pasta soup can be made as a dish of its own. Pasta itself is an Italian dish that can be made with multiple sauces, which is why it goes well with any kind of soup. For instance, while making a simple tomato basil soup at home, simply add boiled penne or farfalle to the broth. Additional seasoning may be required to make sure the soup doesn't lose its flavor. But trust us, the pasta soup is so comforting that you would not want to go back to having just plain simple soup again.
Pasta and soup is a healthy yet satiating meal within minutes.
The benefits of having pasta soup are manifold - it fulfills your carb cravings in a healthy way, so you can eat your way to good health. Moreover, the soup obliviates the need to add unhealthy carbs such as cheese to the pasta, thus making it a healthier variant of pasta too. Pasta soup can be a wholesome, healthy meal in itself without even adding something like bread to the meal. Pasta soup is also a much easier way of making your pasta without having to worry about getting the sauce and the vegetables right all you have to do is add it to your soup.
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How to make Minestrone Pasta Soup:
Give your vegetables a head start in some oil — this adds a ton of flavor to your soup! Just throw them in and wait until the onion starts to brown.
Add your spices and seasonings — when using dried spices, it’s important to give them a toast in a hot dry pan before you add the liquid because when they’re sitting for so long they need a little reviving.
Add your liquids, beans, and pasta — then wait! In the time it takes for your pasta to cook, your vegetables will become tender and your soup will be ready for that crusty bread we were talking about.
Serve, garnish with fresh Parmesan (optional, but not really!), dunk, and devour.
Can you freeze Minestrone Soup?
Minestrone Soup freezes perfectly, as long as you don’t mind soft pasta.
We are not pasta purists here, so we freeze soup and casseroles with pasta all the time. It makes for such a great easy meal when you’re short on time!
If you know you plan to freeze the soup, you can either leave the pasta out, cook and serve with the finished soup when you thaw it, or you can make sure you only cook the pasta to al dente (with a little bite left) so that it doesn’t become overly mushy when frozen.
I like to freeze soup in a large freezer bag, and lay it flat so it freezes in a thin layer. This makes it very quick and easy to thaw when you’re in a dinnertime pinch!
Enjoy this tasty soup made with beef and pasta – perfect for a hearty dinner that is ready in 30 minutes.
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 package Betty Crocker™ Hamburger Helper™ mix for beef pasta
6 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
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1Cook beef and onion in a 4-quart Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain.
2Stir in Sauce Mix, water, basil, pepper, and garlic. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3Stir in Pasta and mushrooms. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.
For a heartier, robust flavor, add a splash of dry red wine to the soup when adding the Pasta and mushrooms.
Serve this soup with a crisp cucumber and red onion salad. Marinate the vegetables in seasoned rice vinegar in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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