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Homemade Italian Vegetable Soup

"One night when my husband and I needed a quick supper, I threw together this satisfying soup using only what we had on hand," shares Margaret Glassic of Easton, Pennsylvania. "It's a family favorite, and it's good for us, too!"
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup small shell pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained


  • In a large saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • Add the pasta and tomatoes; heat through. Discard bay leaf.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 108 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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  • Carole22
    Oct 25, 2017

    Great recipe and easy too. I double this recipe to make the family happy. It freezes well if you have any left.

  • Kathyjordan
    Apr 27, 2015

    Great recipe to vary depending what veggies you have on hand or enjoy

  • deerock
    Dec 10, 2014

    very good recipe will make again

  • 1275
    Nov 5, 2011

    My family loved this soup! I did make a couple of changes though. Instead of using 1 potato, I used 3 medium potatoes. I also left out the peas. I also added 2 cups of cubed cooked chicken. I substituted the diced tomatoes for 1/2 cup of tomato juice. To compensate for the extra meat added, I added enough hot water to make it a soup consistency again. It was delicious- a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese really completed it!

  • getto140
    Feb 17, 2010

    I used alphabets instead of shell pasta because that is all I had. GREAT!