Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

A wholesome soup bursting with garlic flavour and goodness. From a small town newspaper many, many years ago, where I used to live,and love, and cook. I still make the soup, though I no longer live and love there. An incredibly resourceful recipe, adaptable, adjustable to just about anything that might be in the fridge that you want to use up. I use the food processor to do the fine work on the garlic, onions, carrots, cabbage. Use the pasta or grain (like rice) of your choice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large soup pot heat the olive oil and water.
  2. Add the garlic and onion and saute 5 minutes.
  3. Add the 7 cups water, bouillion, and carrots.
  4. Bring to a boil, cook 5 minutes and add cabbage, broccoli, tomato sauce, pasta shells, and seasonings.
  5. Bring to another boil, stir, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

This was good. Not as much flavor as I had hoped but mild and light. Thanks for posting the recipe.

Lucky in Bayview June 01, 2015

We enjoyed this, yes my husband & I did. Most of the ingredients we keep on hand, so it is a great recipe for this time of year. Thanks for sharing.

Colorado Lauralee December 12, 2008

I didn't have the broccoli and we added some green peppers. Great soup

karen in tbay September 24, 2007