Nancy Jo's Note:
Obviously, her cupboard is NOT bare, but if you do find a bone, the dog can have it because you won't need it for this. It can be reminiscent of Italian or Mexican food, if you're in that mood, or not, if you're not. It will serve at least four, probably a lot more, depending on what you throw in. And most of the preparation is opening cans, while the pasta is cooking. As a bonus, if you find a really good combination, you can name it and share it.
My Private Note
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- 2 (16 ounce) cans vegetables (At least two of the following - the more the merrier - beans - any kind; corn - whole kernel, NOT cr)
- 1/4 lb pre-cooked meat or 1/4 lb leftover meat (beef, pork or chicken) or 1/4 lb sausage (including hot dogs or canned sausages) or 1/4 lb bacon (or a combination of two or more, cut into bite-sized pieces)
- 1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce (or tomato soup, tomato puree or juice, pizza sauce, pasta sauce)
- 1/4 lb pasta (more or less, any kind you have on hand, If spaghetti, break into one-inch pieces)
- 2 cans broth (beef, chicken, vegetable, or 1 can broth and 1 can water or 1 qt water)
- garlic powder or garlic salt or minced garlic
- italian seasoning (or chili powder and cumin, to taste)
- salt and pepper
Optional raw vegetables
- 1Amounts aren't critical.
- 2Avoid broccoli and cauliflower; they're too strong-tasting.
- 3Save them for a soup all their own.
- 4Cook pasta in either water or broth.
- 5If you are using only water, drain.
- 6DO NOT drain if you use broth.
- 7Any vegetables that aren't precooked should be thrown in with the pasta while it's cooking.
- 8Add pre-cooked vegetables, meat and tomato sauce.
- 9If not"soupy" enough, add more broth or water.
- 10Add seasonings and salt and pepper to taste.
- 11If you use pizza or pasta sauce or one of the newer flavored tomato sauces, be sure to taste before adding additional seasoning.
- 12Simmer about 15 minutes.
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Nutritional Facts for Mother Hubbard's Soup
Serving Size: 1 (155 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 137.4
- Calories from Fat 7
- Total Fat 0.8 g
- Saturated Fat 0.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.1 mg
- Sodium 906.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 27.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
- Sugars 5.9 g
- Protein 5.5 g
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