Chicken Noodle Soup with Rutabaga Recipe

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Our Test Kitchen simmered up a winner with this warm and welcoming, full-flavored soup. It’s colorful, packed with wintry root vegetables and goes together in a flash!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 medium rutabaga (about 1-1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups uncooked yolk-free noodles
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 211 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 702mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.


  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, saute the carrots, onion and celery in butter until tender. Add the broth, rutabaga, salt, thyme, marjoram and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Add noodles; cover and simmer 20 minutes longer or until noodles are tender. Stir in the chicken and parsley; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Noodle Soup with Rutabaga in Light & Tasty February/March 2007, p27

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