Secretly filled with health 🙂
This Tomato Macaroni Soup is the best! It is not only fast to make, but it is also a guaranteed hit with the kids! And it is filled with healthy vegetables 🙂 Whenever the kids get into a phase where they just won’t eat anything that I serve, I always end up making the classic tomato macaroni soup. It is especially great because then I know get a good amount of vegetables, and I am 100% sure they will eat every last bit in their bowl 🙂
Spring is coming…
I made this soup early in the day on Monday in order to be prepared for the kids coming home from school. Recently they have been starving after school; they are so hungry that they keep snacking, which means that by the time dinner is ready, they are already filled up! So Monday, I was ahead of the game… I put the soup on already in the morning around 10 o’clock, so when I came into the kitchen after having tucked in Harvey for his lunch time nap, it smelled delicious… I had to help myself to a bowl of tomato macaroni soup 🙂 I went and sat outside in the beautiful spring sun and enjoyed the soup while listening to the birds singing. Spring is coming 🙂 time to get outside… Yeay!!
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 medium sized carrots, diced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tins tomatoes (~3 cups / 800 grams)
- 4 cups / 1 L vegetable stock
- 1 tsp thyme
- 2 cups / 220 grams macaroni
- Start out by pealing the carrots and washing the celery
- Chop all the vegetables (no need to be all neat - it is all getting blended in the end)
- Put a large pot on the stove add the olive oil and turn it on at medium heat
- Add in the vegetables: onion, celery and carrots into the pot and let them cook for 2 minutes while occasionally giving them a little stir
- Next add the two tins of tomato and the vegetable stock - give it a stir
- Finally add in the thyme and then put on the lid
- Let it all cook at medium heat for about 10 minutes with the lid on - then turn down the heat to low and leave it to cook for another 10 minutes (you can also leave it on low for a lot longer - hours if you will - the flavors will just get better the longer it cooks)
- Cook the macaroni separately while you wait for the soup to finish cooking - the macaroni I use only takes 5 minutes to cook (I usually cook them as soon as I have put together the soup - then just leave them sitting in a pot with the lid on to keep them warm - remember to pour away the water!)
- Once the soup is done - take it off the stove and blend it all up - I usually just use my handheld blender directly in the pot.
- Serve the soup by first putting in a bunch of noodles then covering with the tomato soup - alternative you can mix the noodles into the soup and then bring the pot to the table so all can help themselves...
Need a loaf with the soup?
Check out this easy bake bread – so easy and so delicious… goes perfectly with any soup 🙂