Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mom's Easy Vegetable Soup

This tasty soup was inspired by a recipe my mother and aunts used to make. The original was a quick and easy turkey-vegetable soup. This vegetarian version is just as simple to prepare, and just as good. It's one of my favorites for busy evenings when there's not much time to cook. It makes great leftovers, too!

Mom's Easy Vegetable Soup

4 cups Imagine No-Chicken Broth (or your favorite vegetable broth)
2 cups water
1 16-oz can diced tomatoes
1 16-oz package of mixed vegetables
1 cup whole wheat elbow noodles (or other pasta of your choice)
2 Field Roast vegetarian sausages*, sliced, OR a 12-oz package of Nate's Meatless Meatballs (or a vegetarian meat substitute of your choice)
2 T dried minced onion OR a 1.25 oz packet of vegetarian onion soup mix
1 T Mrs. Dash seasoning
1/2 t dried oregano
1/2 t dried minced garlic
1/4 t dried thyme

Place all ingredients in a soup pot. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 - 30 minutes. Sprinkle with vegetarian parmesan, if desired, and serve with bread or crackers.

*These are the BEST vegetarian sausages I've ever tasted--especially the Smoked Apple Sage

2 comments:

  1. I can attest to the deliciousness of this soup, but Warning! The meatless balls tend to fall apart. The sausage keeps its shape.

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  2. I follow your other blog, but I also really like this one. I'm into healthy/Vegan recipes and these look wonderful. So glad to find this !!

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