White Bean and Tortellini Soup

White bean soup
Ingredients: 
  • ½ C chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ C chopped celery
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 8 C canned fat-free chicken broth or vegetable broth – can use low sodium
  • 1 (6-ounce) package tri-colored tortellini
  • 1 (15-ounce) can great Northern beans or any white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ½ C chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions: 
  • In a large pot coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté the green pepper, celery, and garlic until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add tortellini, reduce heat and cook 15 minutes or until tortellini is done. Add beans, tomatoes, oregano, basil, and salt and pepper. Continue cooking for 5 minutes longer. 

Yield: 
8 servings
Nutrition Information per serving
• Calories 127, Protein (g) 9, Carbohydrate (g) 21, Fat (g) 1, Saturated fat (g) 1, Dietary fiber (g) 4, Cholesterol (mg) 11, Sodium (mg) 788