Creamy Basil Parmesan Italian Soup
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Ingredients

  • 10 min
  • 35 min
  • 45 min
  • 6 servings
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, chopped bite size
  • 2 cups uncooked small macaroni
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 5 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 2 14.5 oz cans Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes (with garlic), NOT drained
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley (or 1 tablespoon fresh)
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil, chopped
  • Dash - 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups heavy cream or half and half*
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

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