Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I make soup like this based on what's freshest, and what I have on hand. More of a technique than a real recipe, but always light and satisfying. You can use more ingredients than specified, but will need more broth, too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in small Dutch oven. Saute vegetables until tender.
  2. Add chicken broth and heat to simmer. Add remaining beans, rice or pasta if using. Heat to simmer.
  3. Add parsley and pepper flakes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve at once.
Most Helpful

I was miserable with a cold and made this "comfort" soup. Added 1/2 tsp celery salt and 1/2 tsp thyme and a 1/2 cup of V8 juice. Perfecto! I feel so much better. Thanks.

windywood January 03, 2008

I made this with carrots, celery, peas, cooked chicken, and orzo. I used homemade broth, not canned so the flavor was there. This is a great way to use leftovers. Quick and easy to make, great on a weeknight when time is short. Made for Alphabet Soup Game. Thanks for posting Diane.

ElaineAnn January 23, 2007

Versatile recipe but needed more flavor. Next time I'd add some spices like thyme, rosemary, sage, etc. "Poultry spice" is what I have. I used turkey broth, carrots, rice, mushrooms, celery and chicken. This was a good easy recipe to prepare for us because we are both sick!

Demandy November 27, 2006