Quick and Easy Marinara Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup uncooked small pasta (I used mini wagon wheels, but something like elbow macaroni would also work well)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)

Instructions

  1. Warm the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, onion, and garlic and sauté until soft (about 2-3 minutes).
  2. Add the jar of marinara sauce, chicken broth, beans, uncooked pasta, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  3. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Ladle into bowls and serve.

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