What makes this soup so good? It gets a real boost of flavor from the garlic, fennel, pesto and fresh parsley. When you're in the mood for a bowl of comforting, delicious soup, then this is the recipe for you. Best of all, you can have it on the table in just 35 minutes!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat the oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the carrot and fennel and cook for 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in the garlic and tomatoes.

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  • Stir in the broth and heat to a boil. Stir in the chicken and ditalini. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the pesto and parsley. Season as desired. Sprinkle with the cheese.

Nutrition Facts

150 calories; 6.6 g total fat; 23 mg cholesterol; 791 mg sodium. 12.8 g carbohydrates; 9.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2015
I agree that this needs a few more herbs and flavors. I added onion oregano salt and pepper...but this is very quick and easy! Serve with garlic bread and a salad...very hearty soup! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/26/2015
I didn't care for this as written. I thought the parsley was overpowering and the soup lacked flavor. I finally added onion powder celery salt and garlic salt to add some taste. I didn't care for the fennel. I would prefer celery and onion instead. Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2015
I agree that this needs a few more herbs and flavors. I added onion oregano salt and pepper...but this is very quick and easy! Serve with garlic bread and a salad...very hearty soup! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2015
I agree that this needs a few more herbs and flavors. I added onion oregano salt and pepper...but this is very quick and easy! Serve with garlic bread and a salad...very hearty soup! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2018
I had no fennel so I used fennel seed. Worked well. I will definitely make again. Whole family liked it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2018
I totally disagree with the other reviews. I made this as directed and my husband and I found the seasoning perfect. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
08/26/2015
I didn't care for this as written. I thought the parsley was overpowering and the soup lacked flavor. I finally added onion powder celery salt and garlic salt to add some taste. I didn't care for the fennel. I would prefer celery and onion instead. Read More