By Lainey6605 on September 17, 2008
"This recipe, published in Fitness magazine, is from Rocco Dispirito, a chef and cookbook author and a Fitness magazine advisory board member. He has a cooking show, Rocco Gets Real, which will air on A&E in October 2008. He states that to make soups and stews low-fat, skip the sauteing step. Instead, bring all the ingredients to a simmer together - and serve."
Serving Size: 1 (555 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Love this recipe! I add 4 cans of broth and a 24 oz jar of pasta sauce and sometimes another can of beans. Tonight I threw in a few carrots, but it is wonderful just as written. Can't wait for dinner! Thanks so much for the simple delicious soup recipe!"
"We loved this easy to make soup Lainey. It was delicious and very flavorful as well as good for you. I loved that you make this dish with ingredients found in most cupboards. My dh & I love beans so next time will add an additional can. (personal preference only) Thank you so much for sharing a soup recipe that i will make again. :)"
"This was quick and easy for tonight's dinner. I broiled a chicken earlier this week so I used that for the meat. I also had made marinara sauce for my lasagne on Sunday night as well so I used that for the basil pasta sauce. This is the perfect clean out the fridge type of recipe for me. My family all enjoyed it and let me know that they thought it was flavorful and worthy of a repeat."
"I shouldn't rate this as I modified it significantly but it was still great! I imagine it's fantastic made as stated too. I didn't have chicken so I used three strips of bacon that I fried and crumbled into the soup (could use more). I used almost 12 ounces of spinach and two cans of beans. I used about a tablespoon Penzey's Spices "Pasta Sprinkle" instead of basil. Threw in some fresh ground pepper, kosher salt and grated parmesan cheese right into the soup, not as a garnish at the end. My daughter and I enjoyed it! Thanks for posting and allowing me the liberty of modifying!"
"We loved this one as well! Really yummy and even the kids enjoyed it (minus picking out the spinach!) Hubby loved it. Next time I will add 2 cans of white beans and will dice up the chicken a bit smaller so it's easier for the kids to eat. Will be adding to our rotation! Thanks!"
"Soup lovers here declared it a winner - for me it was a meal in itself! Other then having to go with less basil (added parsley to make up the half cup) made as posted with wonderful results.The baby spinach added to the soup making for eye appeal as well. Already added to my Soup Cookbook and know it will see to repeats at our house. Thank you for sharing."