Italian Noodle Soup

Easy Italian Noodle Soup

The Story:

When I tell people what I do, they sometimes get a little jealous.  They think all I do is stay home and bake up (or cook up) something pretty, take a few photos and then upload it to a site.  There is a TON more that goes into everything I do, but I will spare you the complete list.  But my least favorite part of the deal?  Doing dishes.  I feel like a mother of 12 cleaning so many plates, bowls, spoons, and spatulas!  Everything I touch gets covered in chocolate, smothered with batter, consumed by crumbs. So when the photos are all taken and I glance back at the kitchen, it looks like a tornado came through.

So for you and me on the days when we just don’t want to dirty more than one dish to get dinner ready. A one pot wonder.


This is my third post for “real” food on the blog!  Overall I’ve received a lot of great support with this new adventure.  If you are a die-hard cupcake fan, don’t worry… notice I have still posted 2 new dessert recipes every week since this started.  So you’ll still get your sweet tooth filled, but maybe you’ll start to crave some pasta or soup one of these days and I will be here to help with that as well!

Check out my 15-minute Taco Soup![end-story]

Italian Noodle Soup

Yield: 5-7 servings

Italian Noodle Soup


4 C. broth, vegetable or chicken
12 oz. fettuccine pasta (or another noodle type)
8 oz. spinach, or more if you dare
3 cans diced tomatoes (15 oz. can), not drained
1 onion, chopped
5 cloves of garlic
1/2 Tbsp. dried basil
1/2 Tbsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. red pepper flakes, optional but give a nice kick
pepper to taste, I used about 2 tsp.
Serve with toasted French bread
You can also top with cheese (everything is better with cheese)


1. Put your broth in a large soup bot, heat until bubbling.
2. Add in all the other ingredients (yes it's that simple) and cook until noodles are al dente (still have a little bite to them). Don't stir too much and you will probably want to break your noodles in half for them to fit into the pot.
3. Serve hot with french bread. I sliced mine, topped with a little cheese and broiled them in the oven for a few minutes.

It’s a one pot, no fuss dinner

one pot italian noodle soup

A bowl of Italy

Italian Noodle Soup

Cut your onion in half so that it doesn’t slip.  Then slice it long(right and left on the photo) and then cut it the other way to easily chop it all up.

how to cut an onion

Bon appétit!

Italian Noodle Soup RecipeAdapted from Italian Wonderpot 

32 thoughts on “Italian Noodle Soup

  1. 1
    Dene' Swearingen says:

    Yum! Looks delicious.

  2. 2
    Carol H says:

    Perfect for the luncheon for our teachers during parent/teacher conferences. Thanks!

  3. 3
    Valerie A. H. says:

    Lizzy, I always love your taste choices in everything you make and post. No exception for this soup. I’m Italian and this soup recipe looks good. Easy to do in one pot to. Nice job!

  4. 4
    CindyB says:

    Lizzy, You are awesome! Keep all your great ideas and recipes coming!

  5. 5
    Ally says:

    Dinner tonight! Thanks!

  6. 6
    inna says:

    Looks yummy:)
    I really like easy and tasty recipes that don’t require a lot of time or dishes to prepare.

  7. 7
    Nancy says:

    This looks like the soup that is all over Pinterest. I have pinned the one from Pinterest and can’t wait to try it.

  8. 8
    Julie says:

    Just made this- it’s delicious! Only thing I will leave out next time is the red pepper flakes- it was “drink a whole bottle of water and now my nose is running” hot! My fault though- I should have known better than to add them since I don’t like super spicy things! Will definitely make again though- great flavor!

  9. 9
    Liz Schraeder says:

    Oh if I only lived closer, I’d wash up for you… that is for a taste or two of your yummie looking goodies!

  10. 10
    Sara Rashid says:

    Omg making this now! I added jalapeños, it’s perfection! Thank you

  11. 11
    Micaela says:

    Hi! This looks wonderful– I am going to make it Wednesday evening for a dinner party– how long do you cook it for? Did you keep the lid on the pot the whole time it was cooking? Thank you, thank you! xx

  12. 12
    Lisa K says:

    I just made this and it was amazing! My fiancée also loved it. He said he liked it better than regular spaghetti sauce 🙂 thanks

  13. 13
    Tracy says:

    I’m going to make this today. My husband love anything with any type of pasta in it (it’s that Italian thing!). Plus, it’s raining here today so this will be perfect.

    I’m right there with you on the dish washing issue! I cook A LOT and I don’t have a dishwasher. I’m doing dishes!! 🙂

  14. 14
    Lindsey Bautista says:

    The recipe doesn’t mention if the garlic should be whole or minced?

  15. 15
    Bethany says:

    My daughter does not like chunks of tomato, could I purée before adding? Would this taste ok if I added zucchini?

  16. 16
    Jocelyn says:

    can i substitute the spinach for something? we don’t have any!! :p

  17. 17
    Veronica Lozano says:

    My husband and I made the Italian Noodle Soup and it was very delicious!!!!! Thank you for this easy and tasty recipe! Please post more!!! 🙂

  18. 18
    Heather says:

    Made this today and it was delicious! I used while grain noodles and fresh tomatoes from my garden! Yum!!

  19. 19
    Croline says:

    Did this today for lunch, extra delicious and easy, thanks!!!

  20. 20
    plain jane says:

    i want to do in crock pot–gonna try it. Have you ever cooked this way?

  21. 21
    Jeanie says:

    Looks delicious! Do you drain the broth in the end?

  22. 22
    Kristy says:

    I’ve made this several times since I found this on your website and we really like it! It’s great for when my garden is producing to use my fresh herbs, tomatoes, and zucchini. Thank you!

  23. 23
    Traci says:

    An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker who was doing a little research on this.
    And he in fact bought me lunch simply because I stumbled upon it for him…
    lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah,
    thanks for spending the time to discuss this topic here on your blog.

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