Kidney Bean Soup

Pasta and Kidney Bean Soup

1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cans fat free chicken broth (16 oz size)
1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 clove garlic, crushed
16 ounces kidney beans, rinsed, drained
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Spray a large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray.

Cook onion in saucepan over medium heat about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender.

Add tomatoes, broth, pasta, oregano, red pepper, and garlic. Heat until boiling and reduce heat. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender.

Stir in beans and simmer, uncovered, 5 more minutes. Sprinkle with cheese before serving.

Serves 4


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