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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup with Pesto Drizzle

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup with Pesto Drizzle
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 6
Creamy broccoli Tuna Helper® mix gets a 35-minute makeover into a creamy home-cooked chicken soup. Mmm.
Updated March 25, 2009

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
  • 2 medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 carton (32 oz) Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 box Tuna Helper™ creamy broccoli
  • 2 cups cut-up cooked chicken
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto

Steps

  • 1
    In 5-quart Dutch oven or stockpot, melt butter over medium heat. Add carrots, celery and onion; cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until carrots are crisp-tender.
  • 2
    Stir in broth, milk, uncooked pasta and sauce mix (from Tuna Helper box), chicken and bay leaf. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta and vegetables are tender.
  • 3
    Remove bay leaf from soup; ladle soup into bowls. Place pesto in small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut off small corner of bag; drizzle pesto over soup.

  • Use rotisserie chicken for a quick way to get cooked chicken for this soup.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
660mg
28%
Potassium
420mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
8g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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