Fresh Vegetable Soup with Pasta

This fresh vegetable soup with pasta comes together in about 20 minutes and is a great easy weeknight dinner.  You can use any fresh vegetables you want.  If you don’t want to spend time chopping and prepping the veggies, you can get the pre-cut ones at the grocery store.  I’ve even made this soup with a leftover veggie tray from a party!  I’ve also made it heavy on the zucchini and tomatoes when I’ve had more than I could handle from my garden.  Whichever veggies you decide to use, just keep the ratio close to what I have and it should taste great.  

Directions for fresh vegetable soup with pasta

Once you’ve got all the vegetables and broth simmering nicely together, add the pasta and cook for the length of time recommended on the pasta package.  This soup is also excellent when portioned out into containers for lunches.  It makes for an easy grab-and-go lunch to take to the office.

Get all your veggies chopped and ready to go:

Saute them in the olive oil:

Add the spices and broth, bringing the soup to a low boil.  Now add your favorite pasta shape:

If you love a hearty vegetable soup and would like a little more protein to keep you full, try this slow cooker beef barley soup.


Fresh Vegetable Soup with Pasta

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American



1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon diced garlic
1 cup sliced Cremini mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup yellow onions
1/2 cup zucchini or yellow summer squash
1 cup chopped tomatoes
8 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 pound dry pasta, any shape
1/2 cup chopped flat leaf parsley for topping


In a large pan or Dutch oven, heat olive oil on medium.
Add garlic, mushrooms, carrots, celery, onions.
Saute until fragrant and the mushrooms begin to sweat.
Add the zucchini and tomatoes, stirring to combing all ingredients.
Add broth, cumin, thyme, salt, and pepper.
Bring the soup to a boil and add the pasta.
Cook on a low boil for the amount of time it takes to cook the pasta.
Top each bowl with fresh parsley if desired.

Keywords: Soup, fresh vegetable soup, fresh vegetable soup with pasta

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