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Mary Ann's Clean and Lean Italian Soup

Updated: Apr 1, 2020

With just Greg and I home now, soup has been a staple on our weekly dinner rotation. It's an easy way to get all your vegetables and have a low calorie satisfying meal at the end of your day. I have made this soup without meat, as well as, using ground turkey, but I prefer ground chicken. This makes enough to serve 6-8 people for dinner or makes for a lovely lunch the next day served with a small green salad.

“A nice warm bowl of soup, filled with great vegetables, vitamins and is low calorie as a bonus!”

Recipe - Italian Soup

  • 1 lb ground chicken

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped

  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp basil

  • kosher salt to taste ( 2 Pinches - refer to video )

  • 1 tsp of pepper

  • 1 1/2 cups of water

  • 1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans rinsed and drained

  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes ( Recommended - Muir Glen organic Tomatoes ) or ( Cento)

  • 1 (14.5 oz) low sodium beef broth

  • 2 medium zucchini sliced

  • Grated Parmesan Cheese for serving


Heat olive oil in pot. ( I love to use a cast iron pot, your favorite stock pot will do )

Saute 1 medium onion chopped

Add your ground chicken and seasoning ( Italian seasoning, basil, kosher salt, pepper and cook until meat is no longer pink. )

Add water, diced tomatoes, garbanzo beans, beef broth and zucchini.

Bring to a boil.

Simmer for 5-10 minutes until Zucchini is tender.

Garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese.


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I made the Italian Soup dish tonight and it was delicious!! the blend of spices made the Dish! Thanks MaryAnn!! Keep the recipes coming.


Love your receipe.

Cannot wait to try this!!!

Thank you so much Mary Ann. Awesome on your son for helping you.

The rewards are great for him.


Hi Mary Ann,

This looks delicious and easy. We love having soup to take for lunch and I'm always looking for different soup recipes. What brand of canned tomatoes did you mention you like the most?

Thank you!


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