Creamy Carrot and Pasta Soup

Hot Jamaican spices zip up this creamy pasta soup. With a dash of jerk seasoning -- a unique island blend of spices, herbs, and fiery chiles -- this pasta soup recipe is Jamaica's own.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Start to Finish: 30 mins
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Creamy Carrot and Pasta Soup
14 ounce can chicken broth (3-1/2 cups)
cups sliced carrots
large potato, peeled and diced
tablespoon grated fresh ginger
teaspoon Jamaican jerk seasoning
ounces dried tricolor radiatore or rotini
1 1/2
cups milk or one 12-ounce can evaporated skim milk
Snipped fresh chives (optional)
  1. In a large saucepan combine chicken broth, carrots, potato, onion, ginger, and Jamaican jerk seasoning. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are very tender. Cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  3. Place one-fourth of the vegetable mixture in a food processor. Cover and process until smooth. Process remaining vegetable mixture one-fourth at a time. Return all to saucepan. Stir in pasta and milk; heat through. Ladle soup into bowls. If desired, sprinkle with chives. Makes 4 servings.
From the Test Kitchen

Prepare vegetable mixture and process in food processor as directed. Transfer to a large bowl; cover and chill up to 24 hours. To serve, cook pasta as directed. Transfer vegetable mixture to large saucepan. Stir in pasta and milk; heat through. Continue as directed.

Nutrition Facts (Creamy Carrot and Pasta Soup)
    Per serving:
  • 363 kcal cal.,
  • 4 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 8 mg chol.,
  • 750 mg sodium,
  • 65 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 16 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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