I love soups and even though they are associated with colder weather, I eat them in all kinds of weather, except the really hot and humid weather. Today, even though it is June, the weather is damp and chilly so a pot of potato & pasta soup is on the stove.
I cook in larger batches and freeze lots of my soups as you just never know when you feel like a warming mug of soup.
Being gluten free I prefer to make all my own soups so that I can control the ingredients. There are some gluten free soups on the market, but they are usually expensive and contain a lot of salt and ingredients that don’t agree with me.
Potato & pasta soup is quick, easy and economical to make. I use water most of the time instead of stock as it has no added salt or spices.
This recipe makes enough for 3 good servings, and can easily be doubled or tripled if you are making some for the freezer.
- about 150 gm of chopped potatoes
- 30 grams each of carrots, onion, celery, and tomato, fresh if in season or from the freezer
- 3 cups of water or gluten free stock if you prefer
- about 1/2 cup gluten free pasta
- about 1/2 cup milk
Frequently if I have boiled potatoes I will save the liquid they are cooked in as it if full of potato goodness. to use in place of stock/water. If it is too thick I add some water to make up the required amount of water/stock needed.
I don’t skin the tomatoes when I freeze them, just wash, cut and freeze as needed. When they are added to the hot liquid the skin comes right away and can be picked out.
Making this soup in the summer time means I can use fresh veggies instead of frozen one. Today all the veggies are fresh.
Cook until all veggies are soft. Usually I partially puree my soups but this one was left just as is. If you want a creamier soup you can add a bit more milk. Delicious!
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*** Hint: Waste not want not.
I frequently save the liquid from cooking veggies and potatoes to use as stock for my soups. I also poach chicken in water and save the liquid to use as a base for my chicken soups.
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