4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups soup and 1 teaspoon cheese)

This earthy, elegant soup is probably one of our most economical, using ingredients that are commonly on hand.

How to Make It

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Add water and next 10 ingredients (water through garlic); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 25 minutes. Add pasta; cover and cook an additional 10 minutes. Ladle into individual bowls, and sprinkle with cheese.

Ratings & Reviews

Keylap's Review

June 17, 2013
Very good! I added some potato also.

hehaar's Review

November 17, 2009
One of my favorite recipes. It is a great soup for cold winter days or to feed family and friends. Everyone enjoys. I sometimes use vegetable stock in place of some of the water for a little added flavor.

HoneyB's Review

August 30, 2009
This is a good basic recipe. Whatever you do - do not add more pasta! I thought 1/4 cup was not enough and put in 1/2 cup. What a mistake! The only thing I think it needs is maybe more salt - but that can be added by the individual eating their serving. I would definitely make this again!

lsavela's Review

January 29, 2009
My family loved this soup. It is quick and easy to make. I added extras like onion, garlic, salt, pepper and italian seasonings to enhance the flavor, as it was a bit bland. I also added cooked/drained ground beef and fresh spinach to make it even more hearty. To be honest, after making this a few times, I never measured and just want by taste!