03 May 2011

Pasta soup

I remember when we grew up mom made this soup. I don’t know where she got it from, but maybe it was something easy to make and something different then the “normal” pasta. Sometimes you’ll get to “invent” a dish that goes down so well you keep on making it. It’s also good for using your left over veggies.

So on my lazy day I made pasta soup for my hubby.
I started with seasoning some ground beef with salt, fresh ground pepper, garlic powder, some drops of sesame oil and some chopped parsley. You can use a mixture of half beef, half pork or you can even use chicken. Basically whatever meat you like to make soup with.
While the water was boiling I made little meat balls by holding some meat in one hand and a little spoon in the other. I squeezed a little so the meat would pop up and use the little spoon to scoop it up. This is faster then to pinch some meat and roll little balls.

If you don’t have time to make little balls you can simple put all the meat in the pot and stir it till everything falls apart in little pieces. I won't look as pretty, but the taste will be the same. 

Use a different pot to boil some pasta. You need the same amount you would use if you would make normal pasta. Cook till it is al dente.

Make sure you’ll scoop up all the foam and fat you see appearing on top. This would give you a nice and clear broth. After all the foam is removed taste the water and add some salt if needed.

Turn down the heat and check out your fridge. Whatever veggie you still have left can go in the soup. I put in some mushrooms, green beans, zucchini, bean sprouts and carrots. If you really want to make a fast soup you can buy the precut veggies. Just put the whole bag in.

While you wait till the soup cooks you can make some fried onion. My hubby just love fried onion and he can eat it with everything. Just chop one or two onions (I used 2) in little rings and fry them in quite a bit of oil. Once the onions brown take them off the heat and drain the onions in a little strainer. Leave them to cool and they will crisp up a little.

I like to add the pasta straight to the soup and serve it with lots of fried onions. You can also keep the pasta and the soup separate. All a matter of preference. Either way it will taste good, especially when you add the fried onions. 


  1. This pasta looks so simple to make, I love it! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  2. You're welcome! I hope you'll like it as much as we did.


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