Quick Holiday Chicken Noodle Soup offers a great solution for at least a couple of nights and/or lunches. Quick because the prep time is kept to a minimum…hello, rotisserie chicken! Holiday because you can use cute holiday shaped pasta (sold here)! And chicken noodle soup is a go-to for most families. If you are a real noodle soup fan, you can also check out a different variation on my post about Turkey Leftover Soup. Here though the Christmas Tree Pasta is the highlight – I love the way the colors and shapes stand out! Of course, any of our fun holiday shapes would substitute just fine. Or use any short shape like penne, small bow ties, etc.
Quick Holiday Chicken Noodle Soup
- Prep time 15 mins
- Cook time 20 mins
- Total time 35 mins
A healthy quick holiday soup that the entire family will love! Author: Carey | World of Pastabilities
- Serves: 6 Ingredients
- 1½ cups Christmas Tree Pasta (or any other short shape!)
- 2-3 cups shredded or diced chicken (I used rotisserie chicken)
- 1 T. butter ½ cup chopped onion
- 2 stalks celery
- chopped 3 carrots
- sliced 4 cans chicken broth (14.5 oz)
- 1 can vegetable broth (14.5 oz)
- ½ t. dried basil
- ½ t. dried oregano
- ½ t. salt
- ¼ t. black pepper fresh parsley and Parmesan cheese for garnish Instructions
Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Sauté onion, celery, and carrots for approximately 5 minutes until tender. Add broths, chicken, seasonings, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add pasta and simmer for an additional 8 minutes. When pasta is al dente the soup is ready to serve!
Notes Leftover soup may require additional broth. Pasta tends to absorb liquid!