Quick and Easy Noodle Soup

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  • Makes 8-10 cups

This luscious vegan noodle soup tastes like comfort in a bowl—and an awful lot like chicken noodle soup! The chicken-soup flavor comes from a combination of dried herbs (marjoram, sage, and thyme) also found in poultry seasoning, the herb blend often used in Thanksgiving stuffing. Because there’s no real chicken, the soup cooks quickly and is ready to enjoy after just 30 minutes on the stove. To give it an appetizing golden hue, add a pinch of turmeric along with the herbs.

Recipe from drmcdougall.com

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  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups dried brown rice fettuccine noodles or whole-wheat pasta, broken


  1. Combine the onion, celery, carrots, stock, tamari, marjoram, sage, thyme, and pepper in a 4-quart Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Stir in the noodles; return to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes more or until noodles are tender.

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Heather McDougall

Heather McDougall is the director of the McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, California. Heather also develops healthy, family-friendly recipes for the McDougall Newsletter.

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