It is cooooold outside. The ground is covered in beautiful, sparkly snow and I am house bound while my husband is off rescuing people who couldn't drive in the snow. He is such a good man.
I thought I'd whip up some soup while he is away so that he has something warm and hearty to come home to. I found a recipe on my favorite recipe site and changed it up a bit, using what I have on hand and making it a bit healthier. I think you're gonna like it. And if you don't, don't tell me.
© One Healthy Mama 2008
Chicken Vegetable Ravioli Soup
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
1 cup shredded carrot
1 clove garlic, minced
4 cups chicken broth (I used 2 cups of my chicken stock + 2 cups water)
1 cup dried cheese ravioli
1 14.5oz. can diced tomatoes
2 med. zucchini, chopped
1 tsp. dried basil
1/2-2 cup cooked chicken breast, shredded
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Saute the onion in oil 'til just tender.
Add carrot and garlic and cook 1-2 minutes.
Add broth and bring to a boil.
Add ravioli and reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Add tomatoes, zucchini and basil. Simmer until vegetables and ravioli are tender.
Add chicken and parsley 5 minutes before serving (this way it doesn't dry out, as can happen with chicken breast in soup).
If you want, sprinkle with a little parmesan and serve. Healthy, hearty - and it'll warm you right up!