ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Food and Cooking»
  • Main Dish & Side Dish Recipes

Penne Pasta and Spinach Vegetable Soup

Updated on August 2, 2012

Here is a quick recipe for a vegetable and pasta soup with spinach, tomatoes, celery and carrots. While Penne pasta is called for, substitute macaroni or another favorite pasta if desired.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: About 4 to 6 servings
5 stars from 1 rating of Penne Pasta and Spinach Vegetable Soup


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 2/3 cup yellow onions, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes, canned
  • 1 quart chicken broth, defatted
  • 5 ounces Penne pasta, uncooked
  • 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a soup pot that has a lid.
  2. Add in the celery, carrots, onions. Cook over medium high heat for about 5 minutes, or until softened.
  3. Add in the garlic and stir until fragrant, about a minute. Stir in the tomatoes and chicken broth. Add in the pasta, spinach, basil and ground ginger. Bring to a soft boil.
  4. Reduce heat and cover with the lid. Simmer until the pasta is done, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with rolls, if desired.


Submit a Comment

  • ASchwartz profile image

    ASchwartz 5 years ago from Kentucky

    That sounds delicious. I'm going to have to try this one out.