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Stone Soup

 Stone Soup
After reading the “Stone Soup” story, our Test Kitchen enjoyed concocting this version of the folktale classic. It’s chock-full of veggies and lots more ingredients…enough for everyone to bring something to add to the fun and flavor!
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 4 medium red potatoes, cut into eighths
  • 1 yellow summer squash, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup frozen cut green beans
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 cups salad croutons
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, combine the first eight ingredients. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until
  • vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • Stir in the chicken, beans and barley. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until vegetables and barley
  • are tender. Add tomatoes; heat through. Serve with croutons and
  • cheese. Yield: 12 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1-1/8 cups) equals 259 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 523 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 20 g protein.