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Quick Vegetable Soup

 Quick Vegetable Soup
While I enjoyed making soup from scratch, time doesn't often allow me to spend hours in the kitchen. This fast soup gets a head start from frozen vegetables and leftover meat.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 quart chicken broth or stock
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped cabbage
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash sugar
  • 1/4 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup leftover cubed cooked chicken or beef roast

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring the broth, tomatoes, onion, cabbage,
  • vegetables and seasonings to a boil. Add macaroni; simmer,
  • uncovered, for 10 minutes or until pasta is tender. Add meat; heat
  • through. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 116 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 796 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 11 g protein.