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Italian Vegetable Soup

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Categories: Make ahead
Type: Soups and Stews

This low-fat vegetable soup is healthy and full of flavor.

Serves: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 10 3/4-ounce can condensed chicken broth
  • l4 1/2-ounce can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 ounces uncooked spaghetti or pasta
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

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Directions:

  1. Heat oil in large skillet or saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Stir-fry onion, celery, and garlic until vegetables are tender-crisp.
  3. Add basil, pepper, water, broth and tomatoes.
  4. Bring to boil, reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Add corn and pasta.
  6. Cover and simmer an additional 10 minutes until pasta is lender.
  7. Pour soup into serving bowls. Garnish each bowl with Parmesan cheese.
Tips:
  • There are many variations to this soup that are also tasty. Try adding cooked chicken or shrimp and make it a complete meal.

excerpted from:

From Quick Meals for Healthy Kids and Busy Parents. Copyright © 1995 by Sandra K. Nissenberg, Margaret L. Bogle, and Audrey C. Wright. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

To order this book visit www.wiley.com.

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