Valerie Bertinelli shares one of her favorite early fall dishes with us. Tuscan Style Soup, courtesy of Jenny Craig, is soon to be a household favorite with its low calorie count and delectable taste. It’s the perfect dish to enjoy while sitting beside a fire, cuddled up in a goose down blanket on your favorite chair with a good book, and hot cup of green tea.
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Tuscan Style Soup
Cook Time: 1-30 min
Nutrition facts: 63 calories, 2 grams of fat and 300 milligrams of sodium
1 1/4 cup eggplant, peeled and cubed
1 cup water
1 can whole tomatoes, no salt added, undrained and chopped (14 1/2-ounce)
1 can sliced mushrooms, drained (OR 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small summer (yellow) squash, coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
12 oz can chicken broth, reduced sodium
8 tbsp Pecorino Romano cheese, freshly grated
Combine the first 10 ingredients in a large saucepan, stirring well. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
To serve, ladle soup into individual bowls; sprinkle 2 tbsp of Pecorino Romano cheese.