This recipe was born out of “use what you have”. I had chicken, whole wheat pasta, and some canned tomato paste & sauce.
3 cups (approx.) broth from boiling chicken
1 ½ cup diced celery
1 ½ cup diced onion
1 small can tomato paste
One 15oz can tomato sauce
2+ TBSP minced garlic
a big handful of crushed basil, or pesto
dried oregano (I used a bunch)
handful of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cube chicken boullion
Pepper or Cavendar’s Greek Seasoning
Tiny bit of Tony Cachere’s (green can)
In a large pot, sauté onion and celery on high.
Add “some” of the chicken-broth and turn heat down.
Add tomato paste and tomato sauce and simmer gently.
Add as much of the chicken-water as is needed.
Simmer gently while adding everything else.