Zesty Parmesan Soup

Zesty Parmesan Soup - this soup is SO good. It's filled with pasta, broccoli and cauliflower and cheese!! You'll love this soup recipe!

Hey everyone!

I hope your not getting overwhelmed with all the soup recipes going on. Because today’s recipe IS soup, and it’s AWESOME! I’ll be presenting another soup next week and… I’m not sorry! 😉 Soup warms the soul. And it’s always super easy to throw together. You know I love bringing you easy recipes… and warming the soul is an added bonus 🙂

This Zesty Parmesan Soup is creamy and full of broccoli flavor.My mom got this recipe back when we lived in Missouri. It came from one of her favorite restaurants there and she had totally forgotten about it until a few weeks ago when she came upon the recipe. She was excited to give it a try, and we were excited to eat it!

My favorite part about it is the noodles. Its almost like eating pasta, but juicier! It was crazy easy to put together and I was surprised when my kids ate their bowls up, with no complaints. OK, maybe a few questionable looks from the 3 year old, but she still ate it, and that’s what counts, right? (We’re still working on the veggies with her – she thinks gum is a main meal!)

If you love soups and pasta, then I highly recommend this one. It includes both and is so simple – I’m confident you’ll LOVE it!

Zesty Parmesan Soup
Serves: 6-8
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 cups cauliflower, broken into small pieces
  • 2 cups of fresh or frozen broccoli, chopped
  • 2-4 oz fettuccini noodles
  • 2-4 oz large macaroni shells
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 TB chicken bouillon
  • 2 TB parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb shredded velveeta cheese
  • ½ pt. half n half
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • shredded cheese for garnish
  1. Put cauliflower and broccoli in a large stock pot. Add enough water to cover about 1 inch above your vegetables. Bring to boil. Cook until broccoli is bright and tender.
  2. Add both dry pastas and seasonings. Continue to cook on high until pasta is just tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Lower heat. Stir in cheese, half and half and pepper. Heat through slowly and serve hot.

Zesty Parmesan Soup - this soup is SO good. It's filled with pasta, broccoli and cauliflower and cheese!! You'll love this soup recipe!

Check out all that cheesy-noodle goodness!!

Zesty Parmesan Soup - this soup is SO good. It's filled with pasta, broccoli and cauliflower and cheese!! You'll love this soup recipe!

Zesty Parmesan Soup - this soup is SO good. It's filled with pasta, broccoli and cauliflower and cheese!! You'll love this soup recipe!

I loved how both the cauliflower and the broccoli turned out to be so soft and tender, fitting in perfectly with the noodles. I felt like this was a soup-form of fettuccine! SO GOOD!!

  • DIFFICULTY: Simple
  • ANY CHANGES MADE: We removed the mushrooms, and replaced the real onions with onion flakes
  • ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: I really enjoyed that everything in this soup was soft and creamy. I would keep it just like that! Onions would have added an unwanted crunch. But then again, (remember) I eat like a 5 year old and have texture issues. Small chunks of potatoes or hominy might be yummy!

Here are some other soups you might like if you like meat-y soups…

Check Out My Other Recipes

Crock Pot Tortellini and Spinach Soup - little prep time and an amazing result! { lilluna.com } A hearty soup filled with cheese tortellini, spinach, tomatoes, and lots of spices!!

Crock Pot Tortellini Spinach Soup

Loaded Broccoli, Cheese and Potato Soup - so full of flavor and so many delicious ingredients. This soup will keep you warm and full any time of year! { lilluna.com }

Loaded Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup

DELICIOUS Slow Cooker Beef Stew - it's a family favorite that we've enjoyed for years!! Get the recipe on { lilluna.com } Your crock pot does all the work - just add your stew meat, carrots, potatoes, cans of golden mushroom soup, water, and onion mix!

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

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Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.
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  1. 1

    Bring on the soup! I love soup and parmesan so this is my kind of jam!
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  2. 2

    OMG, I am in love! Broccoli and cauliflower and CHEESE?! Yes!! I have everything but the broccoli in my fridge but I am sure I can create something awesome.
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  3. 3

    This is going on my menu list for next week!!
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  4. 4

    I’ve never had parmesan soup before! I cannot wait to try! With this time of the season, this soup is perfect!
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  5. 5

    I love cheesy soup and this one sounds perfect for the season. Can’t wait to try!
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  6. 6

    Ooooh I love all the different flavors and textures in this soup. It sounds amazing!
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