Italian Pasta & Bean Soup

Serving Size
1 1/4 cups soup and 1 tablespoon cheese
Servings
8
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Photo: Italian Pasta and Bean Soup

Nutrition Information

Calories 232
Fat 4.5 g
Saturated fat 1.5 g
Protein 10 g
Carbs 36.2 g
Fiber 4.2 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 497 mg
Health Benefit

A hearty soup that's perfect for dinner or lunch

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Directions
  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 3 ingredients; sauté until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  2. Add beef broth and next 6 ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add (whole-grain) pasta to vegetable mixture. Cover and cook 10 to 15 minutes or until pasta is tender. Ladle soup into individual bowls; top each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese.
  4. Handy Hint: Whole-wheat or whole-grain pasta will add heart-healthy fiber.
All-New Complete Step-by-Step Diabetic, Oxmoor House 2006