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Tomato Pasta Soup

Tomato pasta soup is quick, healthy, and easy. Canned tomatoes, onions, garlic, tomato paste, fresh basil and spices are simmered on the stove. These ingredients are then pureed in a blender until smooth and creamy (perfect for picky eaters that don’t like certain ingredients) Add cooked pasta and fresh basil to the creamy tomato soup for a comforting lunch or dinner.

Serve this soup with comfort foods like our avocado tuna melt, our easy chicken bacon ranch wraps, or the budget-friendly and meatless mashed chickpea wraps for a healthy meal.

a white pot with tomato pasta soup and fresh basil leaves in the center. Bowls of pasta noodles, basil leaves and grape tomatoes surround the pot.

Easy Tomato Soup With Pasta

  • This easy soup recipe is perfect for picky eaters that like simple flavors!
  • It’s budget-friendly, much lower in sodium than store-bought soups, and uses fresh healthy ingredients.
  • Leftovers make the perfect lunch or quick dinner. Just reheat in the microwave or on the stove.
  • A bit of sugar is optional but highly recommended if you don’t enjoy the tartness of tomatoes.
  • This recipe needs a blender to create a smooth and creamy consistency. You can also use a food processor or immersion blender.
  • This is an easy weeknight meal that’s ready in under 20 minutes.
  • For more tomato soup recipes try our onion garlic tomato soup, the kid-friendly carrot tomato soup, or classic tomato soup with butterfly croutons, or my personal favorite, our tomato cod soup recipe.
Recipe ingredients on a counter including a carton of vegetable broth, bowl of pasta noodles, can of diced tomatoes, yellow onion, garlic clove, fresh basil leave, tomato paste, salt and pepper.

Recipe Ingredients

PASTA: The recipe uses 1 ½ cups of cooked pasta noodles. This is about 3/4 of a cup of uncooked pasta. I used rice pasta spiral noodles which are my daughter’s favorite. Any shape of noodle will work. Feel free to use regular whole wheat pasta, rice pasta, or gluten-free versions.

SOUP BASE: Vegetable broth is mixed with a large can of diced tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, salt and pepper. Use your own homemade broth for a healthier soup. Before adding all other ingredients, chopped yellow onion and minced garlic are sauteed in the pot.

BASIL: Chopped fresh basil pairs beautifully with tomatoes. You can usually find it next to the tomatoes in the grocery store. You can use fresh basil or dried basil for this recipe.

VARIATIONS: Add 1 cup of canned navy beans, lentils, some green beans or chickpeas to the pot after pureeing the tomato soup. This will add more texture to the noodles. Add a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds on top of the soup for extra protein. Drizzle some olive oil and add crushed crackers just before serving for that perfect crunch. Or add our crispy chickpeas with parmesan cheese for even more flavor.

Four images showing steps to make the recipe including strainer with cooked pasta, a pot of cooked onions and spatula, a pot with diced tomatoes, onion and chopped basil in liquid, and a blender with red tomato soup liquid inside.

How To Make Tomato Pasta Soup

Just a few simple steps to create this simple soup recipe! Here’s a quick overview:

  1. Cook the pasta noodles according to package instructions.
  2. Sautee chopped onion and garlic in a pot over medium heat. Add in canned tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, basil, sugar, salt and pepper. Let simmer.
  3. Puree soup ingredients in a blender according to full instructions in the recipe card below.
  4. Add back to the pot along with cooked noodles and fresh basil.

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3-4 days. This soup can be reheated in the microwave or in a pot on the stove.

Leftovers also freeze well. This recipe can be added to silicone freezer containers or mason jars and stored in the freezer up to 4-5 months. Thaw in the fridge 1-2 days then reheat in the microwave or on the stove.

A pot of tomato pasta soup with a soup ladle and two basil leaves.

Recipe Tips

  • Do not add the pasta to the soup until you’ve pureed the other ingredients! Otherwise, the pasta will be pureed as well.
  • Cook the pasta al dente before adding it to the soup. A little undercooked is better than overcooked mushy pasta!
  • Be sure to rinse the pasta under cold water after cooking it. Drained pasta can then be added to the pureed tomato soup.
Two bowls of tomato pasta soup seasoned with chopped basil, salt and pepper. Spoons, a few crackers, grape tomatoes and some basil leaves surround the bowls.

More Soup Recipes

Tomato Pasta Soup Recipe

A creamy tomato soup with fresh basil and pasta noodles.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups cooked pasta noodles - any small pasta shapes
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 3 garlic cloves - minced
  • 28 oz can of diced tomatoes - with liquid
  • 1 cup vegetable stock - or chicken broth
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 2 tsp dried basil - or 1 Tbsp freshly chopped basil
  • 1 tsp honey or sugar (optional) - or real maple syrup
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil leaves - (optional)

Instructions

  • Cook the dry pasta noodles in a large pot or dutch oven according to package instructions until al dente. Drain pasta under cold water and set aside.
    Two images: first is pot with water and pasta noodles. Second is cooked noodles in a strainer.
  • In a large pot over medium-high heat, saute the onion and garlic with a bit of olive oil. Cook until onion turns translucent, about 1-2 minutes.
    Two images of a white pot with chopped onions and garlic and a spatula.
  • Add in diced tomatoes (with liquid), vegetable broth, tomato paste, dried basil, sugar (optional), salt and pepper (do not add pasta noodles). Bring to a boil then let simmer 5 minutes.
    Two images of a white pot: first is ingredients dumped in. Second is ingredients mixed together.
  • Carefully scoop half of the soup into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth and creamy. Pour into a bowl and repeat with the other half of soup.
    Two images looking down into a blender. First is soup ingredients before blending. Second image is ingredients after blending.
  • Add the pureed soup back to the pot along with 1 ½ cups of cooked pasta noodles and 1 Tbsp freshly chopped basil (optional).
    Two images of a white pot: First is pureed tomato soup with pasta dumped in. Second is tomato pasta soup with chopped basil dumped in.
  • Heat over medium-high heat until warmed through, about 2-3 minutes. Scoop into bowls, serve and enjoy!
    A ladle inside a soup pot with tomato pasta soup and two basil leaves.
Nutrition
Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 628mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 408IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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Recipe Rating




Paige

Tuesday 16th of August 2022

This looks so good! Ive never done noodles in tomato soup before but now I definitely want too!