Chicken Noodle Soup with Basil Pesto is an incredibly flavorful soup with an aromatic quality unlike any comparable soup.  Ideal for lunch as a main course or a soup course for dinner.
Chicken Noodle Soup with Basil Pesto

Chicken Noodle Soup with Basil Pesto
 
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Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 zucchini; quartered, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 yellow squash; quartered, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 onion; diced small
  • 4 can low-salt chicken broth (13 1/2 ounce)
  • 1/4 Cup tomato paste
  • 4 Cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 Cup fresh or canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cup prepared basil pesto
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/2 pound egg noodles
Instructions
  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to boil.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a medium-sized stockpot. Add the zucchini, squash and onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth, tomato paste, cooked chicken and diced tomatoes. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, add the pesto and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. When the pasta water is boiling, add salt, then the noodles. Cook according to package directions until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Divide the noodles among soup bowls, then ladle the hot soup over the top.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: each of 6 Calories: 426 Fat: 26g Saturated fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 16g Sodium: 355mg Fiber: 1.80g Protein: 35g Cholesterol: 90mg

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