Minestrone Soup Recipe

At only 2 grams of fat and 160 calories per serving, this minestrone soup is “skinny” and flavorful. A little slicing and dicing of ingredients (plus use of some canned vegetables) into a four-quart kettle will yield this great soup in no time at all. If you have fresh herbs on hand, that’s all the better.

Minestrone Soup


2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced

1 oz. lean ham

6 cups chicken broth, fat removed

1 16-ounce can diced tomatoes

1 16-ounce can green beans

1 cup sliced carrots

1 cup sliced zucchini

1 cup dry elbow macaroni

1 tbsp. chopped onion

2 tbsp. dried parsley

1 tbsp. chopped garlic

1 tsp. dried basil

½ tsp. dried oregano

1 small bay leaf

¼ tsp. pepper


Combine all ingredients in a four-quart kettle and simmer until vegetables are tender (particularly the carrots).


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