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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 161.5
  • Total Fat: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 8.6 mg
  • Sodium: 356.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 7.9 g

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Zuppa du Jour

Submitted by: BAXREI

Introduction

Fantastic soup, try with other veggies that you like! Fantastic soup, try with other veggies that you like!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    6 slices bacon, chopped
    2 cups chopped onion
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 cup celery, chopped
    1 cup carrots, chopped small
    1 cup mushrooms, chopped
    1 tbsp red pepper flakes (to taste)
    salt and pepper
    1 tsp ea oregano, basil
    5 cups chicken stock (low fat, sodium)
    28 oz can stewed tomatoes
    1/4 cup orzo (or other small pasta)

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Directions

In a large stock pot, cook bacon until most of fat rendered. Add onions, garlic, carrots, celery, mushrooms and cook until onions transparent.
Add red pepper flakes, oregano, basil and salt and pepper.
Add chicken stock and stewed tomatoes.
Bring to a boil, and add pasta.
Cook until al dente.
Check for seasoning and adjust if needed.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BAXREI.






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  • Made this last night, my husband and I both loved it. I had some bok choy and cabbage in my fridge so I added them. It was really, really good, can't wait to make it again. Thanks for sharing! - 9/19/10

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  • Very good, left out the mushrooms because I thought we had some at home but didn't and cut the amount of tomatoes in half. Even my husband ate it and said it was good. - 8/7/10

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  • It is still cooking - but I can't wait - 11/22/08

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  • This soup was incredibly flavorful. I loved it and have already passed it on to several people. Thank you so much! Best of all, with the exception of the mushrooms, I grew all the veggies myself (organically, of course). Thanks again! - 9/28/08

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  • Thanks I gave it a try yesterday. Good stuff, I used turkey bacon still taste great. - 9/22/08

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  • Sounds like a real great recipe to make ahead and take with me for lunch! - 9/21/08

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  • add some red kidney beans! great stuff - 9/21/08

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  • wow something with a taste of bacon. yummy! - 9/20/08

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  • Looks like a great recipe. After bacon fat is drained out, I'm sure it is a fine and low in fat. Also, I would try 1 or 2 pieces of bacon and diced ham in this soup too. Good recipe. - 9/20/08

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  • I will try this, but will use turkey bacon and maybe add some more veggies. Great Name for a soup!!! Sounds like a great comfort food the the cold days.......... - 9/20/08

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  • Oh boy! Another great recipe to put into my favorites! Thanks - 9/20/08

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  • i think i'll try it , but without the added salt. i think the bacon adds enough, and a few maore vegies wouldn't hurt. - 9/20/08

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  • I'm glad you leave the comments for all to see. My first impression - was - do it w/out the bacon, but after reading I'll try it with. Looks good. - 9/20/08

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  • When I started these recipes,couple years ago I was eating bacon,chicken skin,butter and white bread etc.
    when I see a flat ewwww from a member I wonder how it is that,as I've discovered,anything can be tweaked with herbs,citrus zest and low fat products.Many of us are learning to enjoy new things. - 9/20/08

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  • Delicious! - 7/5/08

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  • This is a good soup...loved the flavor from the bacon, garlic, and onions...left out the orzo for gluten free...added a pinch each of rosemary and thyme. - 7/5/08

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  • Nice soup name... - 7/5/08

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  • I`ll give it a try for the family! - 7/5/08

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  • ewwwwwwwwww! lol srry! i just wanted to do that, but my mom made it and it wasnt good at all we ended up by throwing it in the garbage! - 7/5/08

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  • Pasta can be replaced with any kind of bean, it will add flavour more protein and cut even more calories. - 7/5/08

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  • Put the bacon crumbles on paper towels to reduce the fat. This looks very healthy to me. Drain the bacon and the pot - but leave the browning flavor in. Sounds delicious. I'm going to make it and enjoy with gusto. - 7/5/08

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  • 1 serving of this soup has less than 1 slice bacon - that is less than 50 cals...probably less than 35 for the bacon...it isn't evil! - 7/5/08

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  • but I will try it with turkey bacon and see........ - 7/5/08

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  • ound interesting - 7/5/08

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  • I'm amazed the fat count is as low as this. I'm thinking some of the fat could be poured off. - 7/5/08

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