Italian-Style Chicken Noodle Soup


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!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced

  • ½ fennel bulb, cut in half and thinly sliced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 (32 ounce) carton Swanson® Chicken Broth

  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken

  • 2 ounces ditalini (small tube-shaped) pasta, cooked and drained

  • 1 teaspoon basil pesto

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

150 Calories
7g Fat
13g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 792mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 276mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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