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Italian Dinner Soup Recipe
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Italian Dinner Soup Recipe

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“My husband takes soup or stew to work daily for lunch,” writes Joan Winterle from Center Barnstead, New Hampshire. “This hearty soup is his very favorite and the one he requests nearly every time I ask him what to make.” Enjoy!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 7 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1 small carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can (28 ounces) Italian crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 7 tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 203 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 707 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a nonstick Dutch oven coated with cooking spray, cook the chicken over medium heat until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Add peppers, onion, celery and carrot to pan; cook and stir until crisp-tender. Add the garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the chicken, water, tomatoes, broth, Parmesan cheese and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 40 minutes.
  3. Stir in macaroni; cook 20 minutes longer or until macaroni is tender. Sprinkle each serving with mozzarella cheese. Yield: 7 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Italian Dinner Soup in Light & Tasty February/March 2008, p47

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 203 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 707 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.

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Reviewed May. 2, 2012

We make this soup often. It is so yummy - and has become one of our favorite soups!

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Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

Tasted delicious!! A perfect soup for a cold winter day!!

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