Feel Better Noodle Soup


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“This comforting concoction is packed with onions, garlic, and ginger to help boost immune systems, and it’s loaded with veggies for extra nutrients—plus it’s as flavorful and cozy as dinners come. To make it a complete meal, I usually use bean-based pasta to provide protein and fiber.”

— Ilene Godofsky Moreno

Yield: 4 servings



Reprinted with permission from The Colorful Family Table: Seasonal Plant-Based Recipes for the Whole Family by Ilene Godofsky Moreno, copyright ©2019. Published by BenBella Books, Inc.


4 servings of your favorite pasta, uncooked

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 yellow onions, diced

1 medium leek, sliced

8 cloves garlic, minced

1-inch knob of ginger, peeled and minced

6 cups vegetable broth

4 large carrots, peeled and chopped (about 2 cups)

5 stalks celery, chopped (about 2 cups)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

Salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Prepare the pasta according to the instructions on the package.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, leek, garlic, and ginger, and sauté for 5 minutes, until the onions are translucent.
  3. Add the vegetable broth, carrots, celery, and dill, and bring to a simmer. Cover the pot and simmer for 15–20 minutes, until the carrots and celery are tender. Add the cooked pasta to the pot and season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.