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Italian Tomato Soup with Pesto-Cheese Toasts

Quick soup recipe that serves four? Enjoy Italian-style dinner with this ready-in-15-minutes tomato soup served topped with broiled pesto cheese toasts slices.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 15 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
cup water
2
cans (14 oz each) diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained
1
can (11.5 oz) tomato juice
4
slices rosemary, Italian or French bread, 1/2 inch thick
2
tablespoons basil pesto
2
tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat water, tomatoes and tomato juice to boiling.
  • 2 Set oven control to broil. Place bread on cookie sheet. Spread with pesto; sprinkle with cheese. Broil with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes or until edges of bread are golden brown.
  • 3 Into 4 soup bowls, ladle soup. Top each serving with bread slice.
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat water, tomatoes and tomato juice to boiling.
  • 2 Set oven control to broil. Place bread on cookie sheet. Spread with pesto; sprinkle with cheese. Broil with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes or until edges of bread are golden brown.
  • 3 Into 4 soup bowls, ladle soup. Top each serving with bread slice.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Take creative license! Turn this into a pizza soup by stirring in 1 pound of browned (drained) Italian sausage and a 2.5-ounce can of sliced mushrooms (drained) in step 1. Add a simple tossed salad with dressing, and you're good to go.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
910mg
910%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.