If you’re looking for a warm hug in a bowl, vegetable noodle soup is here to save the day.
It’s packed with hearty vegetables, savory broth, and your favorite noodles.
Trust me, this classic soup can solve just about any problem that comes its way.
From busy weeknights to cold weather blues, vegetable noodle soup is always there to bring everyone a little comfort and joy.
Vegetable Noodle Soup
Vegetable noodle soup is an aromatic and flavorful meal that is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
It contains a medley of mouth-watering ingredients such as veggies, herbs, and pasta.
It’s all perfectly blended together to create a unique balance of savory and tangy flavors.
This dish not only excites your taste buds but also fulfills all your nutritional needs!
The soup is rich in antioxidants such as vitamin A from carrots and celery while being low in sodium.
It’s a great part of a healthy diet.
In short, this scrumptious yet healthful meal could be the perfect addition to liven up any dinner menu!
- Olive oil – Olive oil has a wide range of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A and E, both great for boosting your immune system. Furthermore, it adds texture to the soup that you simply won’t find anywhere else. And finally, olive oil has a savory flavor with subtle hints of sweetness which bring out the best in veggie noodle soup.
- Garlic and onion – These two flavorful ingredients bring out the sweetness of the vegetables like carrots and celery. But they also add a bit of umami that complements the palate and leaves a lasting impression. Plus, their aromas alone can instantly make your mouth water in anticipation!
- Vegetables – Celery and carrots provide powerful vitamins A and C to help keep your immune system running strong. They also have fiber, which gives your body important antioxidants. And their crunchy texture adds an extra layer of flavor to every bite.
- Spices – A pinch of salt enhances existing flavors, while black pepper adds a subtle kick to heat things up! Together, they’re greater than the sum of their parts, transforming what could be an ordinary soup into something truly special.
- Pasta – You can use any type of small or broken-up pasta, but orzo is my favorite. This tasty little pasta packs a lot of flavor into such a small package. Plus, the additional chewiness it brings to the mix makes every bite so much more enjoyable!
- Chicken broth – Chicken broth lends its savory flavor to vegetable noodle soup and elevates your bowl of steaming goodness to new heights. With every spoonful, you notice the richness of chicken broth even when other ingredients take a backseat. Plus, with quality chicken broth in the mix, you won’t have to worry about adding too much salt since the flavors are naturally balanced.
- Lemon – If you want to add a burst of flavor to your vegetable noodle soup, lemon is the perfect ingredient to get the job done! It has the right balance between tart and sweet. And adding just a few slices of lemon can completely transform a bowl of plain veggie soup into something special.
- Herbs – Parsley is like the curly green exclamation mark on top of every warm bowl of nourishment! It makes the perfect garnish, imparting a bright color and fresh taste to the soup, and it has many health benefits as well. Studies have shown that it has anti-inflammatory properties and can help us process other nutrients such as iron better. You can also use dill or basil if you prefer the taste.
How to Make Vegetable Noodle Soup
Step 1: Prep the veggies
Ready to get your veggies on? Heat up some olive oil in a medium saucepan.
Then, add all of the required vegetables plus garlic and onion, season with some salt.
The result is a delicious vegetable medley that’s cooked to perfection in just 6 minutes!
Step 2: Add the pasta
Pour in the pasta, and let it ‘dance’ around your pan.
Cook it until it’s slightly toasty and golden, a color that could make any foodie swoon!
It’ll take about 2 minutes for you to get there, but trust me, it’s worth the wait!
And don’t forget to give it an occasional stir so nothing sticks or gets burned.
Step 3: Add chicken broth
Add the chicken broth to the mix, and broil it on high until the pasta is cooked through but still has a bit of bite, usually around 8 minutes.
Be sure to stir occasionally so that the noodles don’t stick together.
Step 4: Season and garnish
Stir in your favorite herbs, such as parsley, dill, oregano, or basil, and a splash of lemon juice to give the soup some zing.
If it lacks flavor, season it with more freshly ground pepper and a pinch of salt.
Step 5: Enjoy!
This soup is not only amazingly delicious, but it’s also nutritious, making it perfect for busy days.
I like to put it in a thermos and enjoy it on the go. Yum!
Tips for the Best Soup
- You can use almost any type of noodle for this soup, so get creative and pick something you love. Traditional egg noodles are always a good choice, but if you want to go healthier (or gluten-free), try using rice or quinoa noodles. Just break them into tiny pieces.
- Homemade chicken stock always has a fresher and better taste in my opinion. But if you don’t have the time to make your own, store-bought works just as well.
- Add a dollop of sour cream or a sprinkle of Parmesan before serving to take the soup to a whole new level.
- If you want a thicker soup, consider adding starchy vegetables like potatoes.
- Use fresh herbs for a bright, fresh flavor. Parsley, basil, oregano, cilantro, and thyme are all great additions.
- If you’re using canned vegetables, be sure to rinse them before adding them to the soup. This will help get rid of any extra salt that may have been added.
- To give the soup a smoky flavor, try adding a splash of liquid smoke or smoked paprika.
How to Store and Reheat
You can easily store this soup in the fridge.
But bear in mind that it will thicken a lot because the pasta will absorb a lot of the liquid.
Put it in an air-tight container, and wait for it to chill before putting it in the fridge.
To reheat your leftovers, transfer the remaining soup into a pot.
Slowly start increasing the heat notch by notch while continuously stirring.
Add a couple of tablespoons of water to improve the consistency and serve when heated.
When it comes to freezing, I don’t recommend doing it because the pasta will become unpleasantly mushy during thawing.
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