Monday, January 3, 2022

MONDAY RECIPE POST - VEGETABLE SOUP WITH BUTTERFLY PASTA

I thought it would be nice to make soup for today's post.  I don't have a link for the recipe as I just add whatever vegetable I have available, and there are plenty in here.


Vegetable Soup

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 yellow onion, finely chopped

2 cloves finely chopped garlic (optional)

6 cups vegetable broth 

1 cup red wine

7 ozs. tomato paste

3 cups diced tomatoes use fresh or canned

16 ozs. frozen peas

16 ozs. frozen corn

2 carrots, thinly sliced

4 celery stalks, thinly sliced

1-2 russet potatoes, cubed

Small head of broccoli

Small head of cauliflower

1 cup butterfly pasta, uncooked


Grated Parmesan Cheese for serving


Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.  

Add the onion and garlic if using. Stir until they become transparent; about 2-3 minutes.  

Add the broth and tomato paste; bring to a boil.

Add the remaining ingredients except for the butterfly pasta.  Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until your vegetables are cooked, about 35-40 minutes.
 

We cooked our pasta in a separate pot according to the package directions, and added them to the soup after draining.  You can probably save this step and add to the broth, timing at your own discretion.

Soup can be stored in the fridge for up to one week, or in the freezer for up to six weeks.

Yield: 8-10 servings

So, what did we think?  

This is one of our favorite soups that we have made several times.  It is always very tasty, and it always looks different every time as you can use any of your preferred vegetables, and garnishes, whatever you have available. 

It is very hardy and it stands on its own. At 
times all we have done is sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the top, with lots of pepper.  

We have also served it with a crusty bread or cornbread.

The soup only seems to get better after two or three days.  I freeze the leftovers and have doubled  original ingredients so that I can do just that.

A favorite sandwich would go nicely with this. Plain old cheese on toast is another we have paired it with.

If you find you are using up all the broth, add a little more to make it more of a soup.  

You can add your own seasonings on top.  In these pictures I used my furikake umeboshi.  Sliced green onions are good also. Each night for three nights we tried something different on top and enjoyed them all.



Thanks for looking and have a great week!




42 comments:

  1. It looks and sounds good. Too hot for soup here at the moment, but we do love it when the season is right.

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    1. Thanks Sue, and I am the same way in our summer. However, today we had our first significant snowfall of the winter, and have just finished a nice hot bowl of this soup, with a grilled cheese sandwich :)

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  2. Yum! And it will be perfect for a snowy day like today.

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    1. It certainly is Ginny, as you will see from my answer to Elephant Child above :) Hope you are staying nice and warm.

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  3. Looks so delicious and fillings too with butterfly pasta. Love to try. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year.

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    1. Hello babYpose, thank you and you are very welcome. I have enjoyed your recipes also :) Happy New Year!

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  4. I love soup, this sounds like a yummy vegetable soup.
    Thanks for sharing. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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    1. Thank you Eileen and you are very welcome. I wish you the same :)

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  5. It looks good. I've made soups before that never seem to taste the same way twice because I just add whatever I have on hand instead of following a recipe.

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    1. Thanks Ann, it is a very versatile soup isn't it? :)

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  6. I do the same with vegetable soup, anything goes. It generally starts off with when I have bought leeks and/or celery as the tops are too long to put in the fridge. They all go in for the start of the soup then I add whatever is available.
    Take care and I hope we have a better year in 2022 with fewer restrictions, but at the moment things here do not look hopeful!! Numbers soar upwards. Diane

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    1. Hi Diane, sounds like my technique for making soup :) Celery is the first thing to go into the pot. I echo your sentiments about 2022 and wish you the same :) We are in the same situation right now.

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  7. I miss bowties so much, we had them at least twice a month and that would extend to 3 days of left overs. now that I can't eat them I don't cook them.. this looks really good

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    1. I'm sorry you can't eat these Sandra :) They are our favorite pasta shape right now but having the soup on its own is good too.

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  8. This looks good. I need to get fresh veggies and make some soup this week!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie :) It's snowing today so no shopping for us today.

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  9. I like that type of pasta but have not been able to find it at our store. Happy new year to you and your family.

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    1. Hi Gigi, maybe another pasta? Or not, it's a great soup either way :) I am wondering if you make soup with all those warm days in Hawaii?

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  10. As I've said before, I love soup. And this one will be used by us...well used. Thanks Denise.

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    1. Hi Anni, that's great! You are very welcome and thank you too :)

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  11. Looks and sounds delicious. It is only 19 degrees this morning here in NW PA. It won’t be warming up much today. Your soup would be excellent for today. Could you federal express me a couple bowls? :)

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    1. Thanks Linda and brrrr...that's cold! We have had some heavier than normal snowfall here, so this was great for our lunch. I wish I could fedex you and Bob a couple of bowls, believe me :)

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  12. Mmmm … your recipes and photos always look so mouth-watering. This vegetable soup with butterfly pasta is perfect nourishment for a cold wintry day.

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    1. Happy you think so Penelope :) and I totally ageree!

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  13. The great thing about a vegetable soup is you can add whatever vegetables you have available ...
    Eddie and I would skip the pasta though!

    All the best Jan

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    1. That's very true Jan and can understand why you wouldn't add the pasta. Being diabetic I expect these are the kind of foods to stay away from? All the best to you too :)

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  14. Nothing beats a bowl of soup in January - this looks like ultimate comfort food.

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    1. I agree Christine, the cold weather moves in and the soup recipes come out :)

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    1. It is a perfect meal for a cold day. Thanks William :)

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  17. Soup is perfect for our snowstorm today! Happy 2022 to you!

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    1. We had a snowstorm also, really big flakes! Thankfully we didn’t have to drive anywhere. Thanks Ellen and I wish you the same :)

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