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This nourishing soup is freezer friendly. The pasta can be mushy when the soup is re-heated. To prevent this, hold off adding in the pasta, freeze soup and then cook pasta as required to add to soup.

Nutritional information provided is per serve.



  1. Step 1

    Heat large saucepan on medium heat and gently fry leek, carrot, zucchini and celery for 2 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Add stock and water, bring to a boil.

  3. Step 3

    Stir in pasta, bring to boil and cook for about 5 minutes.

  4. Step 4

    Add broccoli to soup and boil for 3 minutes.

  5. Step 5

    Stir in cannellini beans and chicken pieces.

  6. Step 6

    Cook soup for 5 minutes to allow the small chicken pieces to cook but avoid boiling, as the chicken will become tough.

  7. Step 7

    Season soup with parsley and a little pepper before serving.



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This article was written by an Accredited Practicing Dietitian from The Healthy Eating Hub. The Healthy Eating Hub is a team of university-qualified nutritionists and dietitians who are passionate about helping people develop long term healthy eating habits through offering evidence-based and practical nutrition advice that people can put into practice straight away.

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