Winter Vegetable Soup

This is the perfect dish to warm you up on a cold winter day! With chunky veggies and tomatoes from the garden, not only is it delicious, but it’s super nutritious as well.  Adding in some dinosaur shaped noodles was one way to make it fun for kids to eat, too!



12 Tbsp oil
1 carrot, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1 clove of garlic, chopped
1/4 butternut squash, chopped
1/2 head of broccoli, chopped
1 handful of fresh spinach, chopped finely
3/4 cup of noodles of your choice
2 cups of stewed tomatoes, or 1 can of crushed tomatoes
34 cups of broth (chicken or vegetable)
salt, pepper and thyme


Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.  Sauté the carrot, onion and celery for 3-4 minutes, and then add in the garlic for the last minute.  Then add the broth, tomatoes, butternut squash and broccoli.  Stir, bring to a boil, and then simmer until the vegetables get tender – about 10 minutes.  Next, add the noodles and spinach, and continue cooking until the noodles are done.  Add salt, pepper and thyme as needed.  Note: you can add more broth or water to this soup to thin it out if you’d like.