Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is my sister's recipe, but I have to share it because it's so good! A great vegetarian recipe that's healthy too. The recipe would be vegan if you use eggless pasta and omit the Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add carrots and potatoes and stir for a few minutes.
  3. Add broth, spices, and sugar, and simmer until the vegetables are almost tender.
  4. Add tomatoes, beans, spinach, pasta, water, salt and pepper. Continue simmering until everything is warm and pasta is cooked.
  5. Dissolve cornstarch in a little cold water, add to the soup, and bring to a boil.
  6. Once the soup is boiling, remove from heat. Sprinkle with Parmesan just before serving.
Most Helpful

I was VERY Pleased with this recipe. It has great presentation and taste. I added celery and fresh spinach rather than frozen spinach.

995647 October 19, 2008

This made a very nice soup, loaded with vegetables. I followed Cilantro in Canada and left off the extra water. There was no need for the cornstarch and I did reduce the amount of sugar by about half. Made for *PAC Spring 2008*

PaulaG April 13, 2008

This is an easy, healthy soup with lots of flavour. I left out the bay leaf and oil(cooked in broth instead). I prefer my soup on the thick side so I added a handful of rice and left out the extra water. Thanks for the recipe.

Cilantro in Canada December 06, 2007