Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup

Posted by Corrie

Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup (really quick and delicious!)


I usually stir in some fresh spinach at the end for some extra vitamins and greenery.  Serve with parmesan cheese, crusty bread, and a good red wine.
ei1005_tomatoesoup_med3 tablespoons olive oil 
2 carrots, peeled and chopped 
1 small onion, chopped 
1 clove garlic, minced 
1 (26-ounce) jar marinara sauce (recommended: San Marzano brand) 
2 (14-ounce) cans chicken broth 
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 
1/2 cup pastina pasta (or any small pasta) 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Warm the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, onion, and garlic and saute until soft, about 2 minutes. Add the jar of marinara sauce, chicken broth, cannellini beans, red pepper flakes, pasta, salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup