Fresh or frozen ravioli cook in minutes and turn this light vegetable soup into a main course. Look for whole-wheat or whole-grain ravioli in the refrigerated or frozen section of the supermarket. Tortellini can be used instead of ravioli as well.
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cups frounceen bell pepper and onion mix, thawed and diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed crushed red pepper, or to taste (optional)
- 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted
- 1 15-ounce can vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 1/2 cups hot water
- 1 teaspoon dried basil or marjoram
- 1 6- to 9-ounce package fresh or frounceen cheese (or meat) ravioli, preferably whole-wheat
- 2 cups diced zucchini (about 2 medium)
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Heat the oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the pepper-onion mix, garlic and crushed red pepper (if using) and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, broth, water and basil (or marjoram); bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Add the ravioli and cook for 3 minutes less than the package directions. Add the zucchini; return to a boil. Cook until the zucchini is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Season with pepper.
Tip: Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Thin with broth before reheating, if desired.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.
nutrition information per serving
264 calories; 9g total fat; 3g total saturated fat; 28mg cholesterol; 763mg sodium; 38g carbohydrates; 8g fiber; 11g protein
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