Saturday, 23 August 2014

Winter Warmers - Tomato and Vegie Soup

We are on our last leg of winter and finally it's actually feeling like winter here in Brisbane, we have had rain the weather feels cold and windy what better excuse than to have some warm hearty food.

I made this soup the other night just with bits and pieces I had from the pantry, fridge and the vegie patch it was a big hit, Farmer Joe and the munchkins could not have enough.


2 teaspoons olive oil
1 brown onion, finely chopped
1 litre of vegetable stock
2 x 400g tinned tomatoes
2 medium carrots, diced
2 potatoes diced
1 large zucchini diced
6 yellow button squash
1/2 cup pasta
1 cup of grated tasty cheese to sprinkle at the end.


1.  In a large pot pan heat olive oil and sauté the chopped onion

2. pour vegie stock and tomatoes into the pot, bring to simmer then add carrots, zucchini, potatoes,  squash, pasta and cook on medium heat for approx. 30 -35 minutes until pasta is cooked stirring occasionally.

3. Serve and Sprinkle the grated Tasty Cheese


For a Gluten Free option - used gluten free pasta ( give the pasta a quick rinse under cold water first) or replace the pasta for some tinned cannelloni beans.

If you want to make it healthier replace the tasty cheese with some chopped parsley, I was pushing my luck on that one. Either topping is yummy!!!

IMPORTANT: if you use these items the soup only needs approx. 20-25 minutes cooking time.








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