Classic Italian Soup
with noodles / celery / carrots
- Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
- Onions, medium - 1, diced
- Celery - 2 stalks, diced
- Carrots - 8 oz, sliced
- Pasta, rotelle / wagon wheels - 4 oz (sub any small pasta shape)
- Beans, white or cannellini (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Italian seasoning - 1/2 tsp
- Bay leaves - 2
- Thyme, fresh - 2 sprigs
- Stock, any type - 4 cups
- Salsa, store-bought - 1/2 cup
- Cheese, parmesan (opt) - 2 oz, shaved or grated
- Heat up a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil and then garlic, onions, celery, and carrots to heated oil and saute for ~3 minutes.
- Add in Italian seasoning, bay leaves, thyme sprigs, and stock. Bring to a boil, and then simmer until carrots are tender, ~10 minutes.
- Add beans and simmer until warmed through, ~1 minute more.
- When soup is finished cooking, remove bay leaves and thyme sprigs.
- Stir salsa and cooked pasta into soup. Season with some salt and pepper.
- Enjoy soup with parmesan cheese on top (if using).
Good basic recipe for chicken noodle soup0 Helpful
I made this with a chicken i roasted because the store bought ones are all grease and was extra heavy handed with the thyme. And i added allspice and maggi. The soup turned out amazing. I think the recipe as is would be a bit too basic to really impress, but with a few tweaks, it's definitely one to keep around.0 Helpful
Overall just kind of meh for me. I tried to bump up the spices and it was nice to eat on a rainy winter night, but there are many other soups on here that I prefer much more.0 Helpful
Made my chicken in the instant pot, which was pretty quick and I used the broth in the instant pot for the soup. Also, added dumplings instead of pasta, which made it delicious!0 Helpful
Waited too long to use the rotisserie chicken, so subbed with chicken sausage which was great. Used hot sauce instead of salsa at the end as the soup already had tomatoes, onions, garlic, etc.0 Helpful
As far as chicken noodle soup goes -- pretty good. Had to add quite a bit of salt, and used a lot of parmesan cheese. Otherwise, almost by definition, chicken noodle soup is supposed to be really easy on the palate, so this fit the bill. Not quite bland, but not popping with flavor either.0 Helpful