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.

Carolyn A. Hodges, R.D.
Source: EatingWell.com, January 2019


Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins


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

313 calories; protein 14.3g 29% DV; carbohydrates 33.2g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 4g 16% DV; sugars 7g; fat 14.3g 22% DV; saturated fat 2.6g 13% DV; cholesterol 36.3mg 12% DV; vitamin a iu 1849IU 37% DV; vitamin c 11.1mg 19% DV; calcium 72mg 7% DV; iron 2.4mg 13% DV; sodium 788.9mg 32% DV.