You are in for a treat with this One Pot Italian Pasta Soup recipe. I need easy weeknight supper ideas, and I’m betting you do, too.
To be honest, I have a habit of thinking too big. Don’t get me wrong; thinking big is awesome! But when it comes to being able to pull together an elaborate meal on a busy weeknight? Not so much.
In fact, what usually happens when I make big plans for cooking during the week is that we end up going out. My husband travels a lot and eats out at fancy restaurants on a pretty regular basis, so I try to compete with that when he’s home.
Trying too hard leaves me feeling defeated when we end up ordering take-out or heading to the nearest restaurant because I just don’t have the energy to do anything time-consuming. I’ve decided it’s best to leave those dinners for the weekend.
For a busy school night, this One Pot Italian Pasta Soup fits the bill (and my life) perfectly. It’s quick, delicious, and the clean-up is easy, too. Serve with a side of crusty Italian bread or these out-of-this-world cheddar bay biscuits.
One Pot Italian Pasta Soup
Pasta soup is one of my favorite dishes to make on busy nights. It’s filling and packed with flavor.
- 8 oz spaghetti
- 2 onions, chopped
- 6 tomatoes, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 1 tsp ground basil
- 2 fresh basil leaves
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 rosemary sprig
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley leaves, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a pot bring the vegetable broth to a boil, add the rosemary sprig, ground basil, fresh basil leaves, spaghetti, salt, and pepper.
- Cook according to package directions on spaghetti.
- While waiting, add the onions, tomatoes, thyme, and garlic to a food processor. Pulse until well combined.
- When al dente, discard the basil leaves and rosemary sprig and incorporate the tomato sauce from the food processor. Add in the parmesan cheese and stir well.
- Divide into bowls, top with the fresh parsley. Serve and enjoy. How easy is that?
How to Make Gluten-Free Pasta Soup
Zoodles are ready-made now in the produce aisle in most grocery stores. If you’d rather save the extra money you’re spending on convenience, pick up a Spiralizer for making zoodles as well as crinkle cut fries and so much more. I love zucchini noodles!
What Pasta Can You Use In Soup?
I used spaghetti noodles in my pasta soup. I love the experience of sipping my noodles with the broth. You can use any noodles you like in your soup. The beauty of this recipe is that it is so versatile. Bowtie pasta and macaroni pasta are also popular in soups.
What to serve with Pasta Soup
Serve this soup with a loaf of crunchy bread, or maybe a basket of Cheddar Bay Biscuits!
More Easy Dinner Ideas
Looking specifically for more Italian? My friend Cacinda at Points & Travel has a roundup of Authentic Italian Recipes. She should know as she’s been to Italy about 25 times! Enjoy!