My Nan liked Tomato soup so I came up with this to make for her. I was very happy that she enjoyed it. She also use to like to have her soup with crackers.
Tomato Noodle Soup With Roasted Garlic
Serves 4 or 2 for a main meal(Yields 4 ½ cups,1 cup equals 1 serving)
Do not let the roasted garlic deter you. In thirty minutes the soup is done because you cook the soup as the garlic is roasting.
3 to 4 cloves garlic, unpeeled, cut off tips only (* see G note)
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
½ cup (4 oz) spaghetti, break apart with fingers into 1 inch pieces
4 cups water *
Bouillon to equal 4 cups * (see G note)
1 (8) oz can Tomato sauce
½ teaspoon dried parsley
G note- * When choosing the garlic, if one clove is large and looks like it could be two cloves then use 2 of that size. If not then use 4 average size cloves.
* For the bouillon you can use 4 cups of boxed vegetable broth instead of 4 cups water plus bouillon.
1- Preheat toaster oven to 400 degrees. Put unpeeled garlic in aluminum foil. Drizzle oil over garlic. Close foil over garlic leaving a small opening at the top to vent. Bake for 30 minutes.
2- Meanwhile in a 2 qt pot add the water plus bouillon (or boxed broth), tomato sauce and parsley. Mix, cover and bring to a boil over medium flame. Stir at least two times.
3- When soup boils, uncover and add pasta to pot. Mix well stirring occasionally on a low- medium flame and simmer for 10 minutes.
4- When the garlic is done take out of toaster oven, unwrap foil and let cool a few minutes. Peel off skin (will come right off) Mince the garlic into the tomato soup and mix well. You will notice the broth will become slightly thicker. (If you do not have a garlic press then you can use a small chopper. Put the garlic in a small chopper and add a small ladle of broth. Chop until garlic is completely chopped like a puree. Then add to the pot and stir as above)
Meal tip- This could be a light dinner for two with salad and garlic bread or a light lunch at 1 cup and 2 Tablespoons per serving for 4. Salad and bread would also go well if serving as a lunch.
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