Total Time
5hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 hrs

This is really good and filling and even better the next day. It uses a ton of vegetables. Of course, I make it Italian by adding some grated Pecorino Romano on top, but what could be better than adding cheese?! Makes two huge containers, allowing me one to freeze for another time.


  1. Put everything but the pasta into a big soup pot and cook , with a tilted cover, over low-medium heat for about 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in pasta and cook another hour.
  3. Sprinkle grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese to taste and serve.
  4. Makes enough for a party.
  6. -You can add other veggies such as corn, or potatoes, etc.
  7. -Add a beef roast in the beginning, but just be sure to skim the top of the pot occasionally.
  8. -Add cooked chicken when adding the pasta at the end to make it a hearty chicken soup. It's very versatile.