With two convenience foods--precooked chicken sausage and refrigerated basil pesto--you can turn ordinary canned minestrone soup into a lunch or dinner that's satisfying and unique. While scanning the canned soup aisle, look for healthy soups that contain less than 450 mg sodium and more than 3 g fiber per 1-cup serving. Source: EatingWell.com, January 2019

Carolyn A. Hodges, R.D.


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring, until golden brown around the edges, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in soup and bring to a simmer. Cook until the soup is steaming, about 5 minutes.

  • Divide the soup between 2 bowls; top each with 1 tablespoon pesto and serve with a baguette slice.

Nutrition Facts

312 calories; 14.3 g total fat; 2.6 g saturated fat; 36 mg cholesterol; 789 mg sodium. 33.2 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 14.3 g protein; 1849 IU vitamin a iu; 11 mg vitamin c; 72 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;