Quick tomato vegetable soup will fill your kitchen with a wonderful aroma while it cooks. The soup has vegetables, noodles, red wine, Italian seasoning and garlic mixed with tomato. It is a filling soup that is quick to prepare and goes along well with burgers or other hot sandwiches.
There is no picture. We were totally starved when I made the soup late in the afternoon and we ate most of it before I remembered I should have taken a photo. He who works had two full bowls of it so I’d say it turned out very well.
The recipe will serve 4.
Quick Tomato Vegetable Soup
- 1 cup of frozen mixed vegetables
- 1 cup of water
- 2 teaspoons of butter
- 2 teaspoons of beef bouillon
- 1 tablespoon of red wine or 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce or lemon juice
- 1/2 cup or so of broken pasta
- 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 can of condensed cream of tomato soup or a can of stewed tomatoes
- Salt and black pepper
Put the frozen vegetables and the water in a large sauce pan and heat to boiling. Add the butter, bouillon and wine. Cook over high heat until it boils. Add the broken pasta, the Italian seasoning and the garlic. Stir and bring the mixture back to a boil. Cook until the pasta is tender. Add the can of tomato soup and a can of water. Stir to combine and simmer over medium heat, covered, for about 30 minutes. Add a pinch each of salt and black pepper.
Serve topped with any of the following; grated cheese, snipped chives, sour cream, or crisp croutons. Sandwiches that go well with the soup include toasted or grilled cheese, hamburgers, fish fillets, chicken salad or any lunchmeat combination. Biscuits with cheese or breadsticks also go well with this soup.
Chili powder and paparika can be used to season the soup instead of Italian seasoning. Serve with burritos or tacos.
The frozen vegetables I used contained corn, green beans, peas and carrots. Other types can be used.
If you have leftover boiled or baked potatoes they could be added to the soup instead of the pasta and at about the same time.
Use a good table wine. If you would not drink it do not cook with it.
Leftover roast beef, pork or chicken can be added. About 1/2 cup or so.
Leftover broken up Mac and cheese can be added instead of dry pasta. About 1/2 cup or more.