This is one of my go-to recipes for those days we want to eat a little lighter but it’s too cold outside to entertain a salad for dinner. Nothing chases the cold away better than a bowl of piping hot soup, paired with a loaf of fresh bread, a perfect Monday night dinner. This recipe is full of shortcuts, I promise it’s delicious.
2 28 oz. cans of crushed tomatoes
1 14 oz. can seasoned diced tomatoes
1 package of knorr brand vegetable soup mix
1/2 tbsp. herbs de provence
4 stalks of celery chopped
2 carrots chopped
1 chicken boulliion cube
1/2 24 oz. package frozen small meatballs (sweedish or italian style)
1/2 to 3/4 cup small pasta such as ditalini, rings or pastini
salt and pepper to taste
Place everything except the pasta in a large pot on stove top. Bring to a gentle boil. Add the pasta and stir occasionally to keep from sticking. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for about one hour. Add salt and pepper to taste.