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Simple, Satisfying Soup for Supper

01/12/2016 02:36AM ● Published by Family Features

(Family Features) A hearty, flavorful bowl of soup on a chilly night is hard to beat. But if the thought of preparing soup from scratch makes you think “nice idea, but too time consuming,” it’s time to rethink soup making.

Minimum prep and maximum flavor is what you get with Southwestern Bean and Pasta Soup. It goes together quickly, using both fresh and prepared ingredients. The beans and southwestern seasonings from READ Southwestern Bean Salad jumpstart this soup – both in flavor and sustenance. Sauteed fresh vegetables add extra color and nutrition. The pasta cooks along with the other ingredients to save yet another step. Make it vegetarian or add ground beef or poultry – either way, it’s delicious.

Serve this versatile soup meal to the family, or double the recipe and invite the neighbors over for a simple supper that’s on the table in under an hour. Offer toppings such as avocado, sour cream and cilantro to dress it up for company.

Additional tasty, timesaving recipes can be found at readsalads.com.

Southwestern Bean and Pasta Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) READ Southwestern Bean Salad, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) low sodium, reduced-fat vegetable or chicken broth, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ditalini pasta, uncooked
Optional toppings:
  • sour cream
  • plain yogurt
  • chopped cilantro
  • avocado
  • tomatoes

Preparation

  1. Place contents of one can bean salad in blender or food processor. Process until partially pureed, with small chunks remaining.
  2. In large soup pot or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add bell pepper and onions; cook and stir about 2 minutes to soften. Add jalapeno; cook and stir 1 minute. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in pureed bean salad; add second can of bean salad and tomatoes. Add 3 cups of broth and water. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes. Add pasta; cook 7-9 minutes, or until pasta is al dente. Add additional broth as desired for consistency. Serve with toppings, as desired.

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