Easy Vegetable Pasta Soup – Vegan and Extra Creamy


Easy Vegetable Pasta Soup Vegan and Dutch Oven

This easy vegetable pasta soup recipe is a gorgeous Vegan dairy-free creamy soup that anyone would eat. A Vegan vegetable pasta soup that is so creamy you would be forgiven for thinking it is filled with dairy cream. But it is not!

What is the secret ingredient that makes this luscious soup almost like a casserole it is so creamy? 

The answer is as easy as making this soup “Almond Butter”.

Easy Vegetable Pasta Soup Recipe

With a preparation time of 10 minutes and a cooking time of 30 minutes, you will be sitting in front of a piping hot bowl of creamy vegetable soup in no time.

When using a cast-iron Dutch oven to prepare your favorite dishes remember how hot it will become. So take care!

What Are the Ingredients for Easy Vegetable Pasta Soup

1 cup penne pasta
1/2 cup sweet corn
1/2 cup peas
1 cup carrot, cubed
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 white onion, chopped
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp dried sage
4 garlic cloves, sliced
1 red jalapeno chili, sliced
3 cups mushroom or vegetable stock
Sea salt to taste
Cayenne pepper to taste
2 tbsp almond butter
1 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp olive oil
Pinch paprika
Flaked almonds

How to Make Easy Vegetable Pasta Soup

Heat your cast iron Dutch oven up over low heat.

Add olive oil and onions, saute’ until translucent about 2 minutes.

Add 2 tablespoons of stock of your choice, then add garlic, jalapeno chili, cayenne, sage, oregano, cumin, a pinch of paprika heat through for about 1 minute.

Add remaining stock, soy sauce, and almond butter.

With a wooden spoon mix almond butter until completely combined. It could take a minute or two depending upon how hard your almond butter is.

Add penne pasta, sweet corn, peas, carrot, tomatoes, salt, cayenne pepper, and paprika.

Keeping your heat at a low setting cover with the lid. Bring to the simmer and cook for 30 minutes.

Stirring at least once to make sure no ingredients are sticking to the bottom of the hot Dutch oven.

Top with your favorite “sprinkles”.

Serve hot!

Serving Suggestions

Sprinkle with toasted or untoasted almond flakes. This will enhance the gorgeous creamy taste of the almond butter in the soup.

To enhance this meal further you could add “in season” steamed greens such as broccolini, brussels sprouts, or beans.

Easy Vegetable Pasta Soup food preparation

Making Great Vegetable Soup

Here are a few tips to help you make an awesome vegetable soup that can be different every time – imagination is all it takes…

How Can I Add Flavor to My Vegetable Soup?

Start with the base of your soup – not too much water – flavorsome vegetables.

If you are not using stock to do not add to much water to start with because your soup will be flavorless without a lot of assistance.

It takes a long time to reduce the soup to enhance flavors watery soup is the worst.

These 3 vegetables – onion, carrots, celery – should always form the base of vegetable soup as they are the flavor base.

Try adding one or more of these herbs, spices, or additives.

  • basil
  • thyme
  • oregano
  • marjoram
  • whole clove of garlic
  • bay leaves – 3 – remove before serving
  • salt and/or pepper
  • soy sauce
  • vinegar
  • lemon juice

Don’t forget to sprinkle!

Adding a fresh finish over the top of the soup before serving is not only a feast for the eyes but starts the mouth-watering before the spoon breaks the surface of the soup.

  • parmesan
  • microgreens
  • chopped chive
  • fresh coriander
  • toasted pumpkin seeds
  • roasted nuts – crushed

What Can I Add to Soup to Make It Spicy?

Choose an ethnic flavor then add the herb and spice blends.

  • Italian
  • Mexican

Paprika – made from pepper but does not have the hot flavor – more of a smokey or sweet flavor depending upon the type you purchase. Try adding 1/2 to 1 teaspoon to a large pot of soup that will enhance the flavor without overpowering or making it too hot.

Spicy but not too hot! Try some of these spices

  • red pepper flakes
  • pinch of chipotle powder
  • chili (1/4 teaspoon)
  • curry powder – warms soup up (1 teaspoon)
  • cumin

What Are the Best Vegetables to Put in Soup?

If you have the time you can let your soup simmer away for as long as you like.

But for a simple and quick soup cut your vegetables into bite-size pieces. Harder vegetables such as potatoes and turnips a little smaller than their softer cousins.

  • carrots
  • celery
  • tomatoes
  • potatoes
  • turnip
  • parsnip
  • green beans
  • corn
  • peas
  • yellow onion and garlic
  • cauliflower
  • broccoli
  • leeks
  • zucchini
  • squash
  • cabbage

Which Pasta Is Best for Soup?

Small pasta pieces are the best for soup as they will hold their shape.

Beware not to add too much because the pasta will absorb the liquid of the soup turning your soup into a stew.

These are some of my favorites penne, Orzo, elbows, Stelline, and Rotelle.

Easy Vegetable Pasta Soup Recipe

Easy Vegetable Pasta Soup Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

The is a creamy hearty Vegan soup that could almost be mistaken for a casserole! Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup sweet corn
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1 cup carrot, cubed
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried sage
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 red jalapeno chili, sliced
  • 3 cups mushroom or vegetable stock
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Pinch paprika
  • Flaked almonds

Instructions

Heat your cast iron Dutch oven up over low heat.

Add olive oil and onions, saute' until translucent about 2 minutes.

Add 2 tablespoons of stock of your choice, then add garlic, jalapeno chili, cayenne, sage, oregano, cumin, a pinch of paprika heat through for about 1 minute.

Add remaining stock, soy sauce, and almond butter.

With a wooden spoon mix almond butter until completely combined. It could take a minute or two depending upon how hard your almond butter is.

Add penne pasta, sweet corn, peas, carrot, tomatoes, salt, cayenne pepper, and paprika.

Keeping your heat at a low setting cover with the lid. Bring to the simmer and cook for 30 minutes.

Stirring at least once to make sure no ingredients are sticking to the bottom of the hot Dutch oven.

Top with your favorite "sprinkles".

Serve hot!

Notes

Serving Suggestions

Sprinkle with toasted or untoasted almond flakes. This will enhance the gorgeous creamy taste of the almond butter in the soup.

To enhance this meal further you could add "in season" steamed greens such as broccolini, brussels sprouts, or beans.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 371

Nutritional details are calculated from the ingredients used in this recipe. You should calculate nutritional values based on ingredients you have access to.

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Final Thoughts – Easy Vegetable Pasta Soup

This soup is for everyone whether they are Vegan or not. The combination of almond butter and pasta is decedent and will satisfy the hungriest among us…

It is filling, nutritious and I am here to tell you that you will not be able to stop at one bowl. I didn’t 🙂

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