Good Housekeeping Basic Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 28
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 60.7
  • Total Fat: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.6 mg
  • Sodium: 632.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 4.4 g

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This is the basic soup from Good Housekeeping's amazing soup diet. This is the basic soup from Good Housekeeping's amazing soup diet.
Number of Servings: 28


    1 lb. carrots, sliced
    3 med. onions (1 1/2 lbs.), chopped (4 c.)
    4 lg. stalks celery, sliced
    2 lg. cloves garlic, crushed with press
    2 cans (28 oz. each) whole tomatoes in juice
    1/2 sm. head green cabbage (1 lb.) thinly sliced (6 c.)
    3/4 lb. green beans, trimmed and each cut into thirds
    1 can (48 to 49 oz.) chicken broth
    6 c. water
    Salt and pepper
    3 med. zucchini (1 1/4 lbs.), sliced into half-moons
    2 bags (6 oz. each) baby spinach leaves


Makes 28 cups of soup base.

1. Coat 12-quart stockpot (or 2 large saucepans) with nonstick cooking spray. Over medium-high heat, add carrots, onions, celery, and garlic; cook 8 minutes or until vegetables soften, stirring occasionally.

2. Add tomatoes with their liquid, breaking up tomatoes with side of spoon. Add cabbage, green beans, broth, water, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper; heat to boiling over high heat, stirring occasionally.

3. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to high; stir in zucchini and spinach and heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until all vegetables are tender.

Number of Servings: 28

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  • This is delicious and doesn't take as long as you would think (using a food processor). We have loved the variations we have made. - 10/13/10

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