Ham, Sweet Pepper, and Zucchini Soup

Even short simmers, like a brothy smoky ham soup loaded with fresh summer veggies, yield a colorful soup with big flavor.

Reprinted from Better Homes and Gardens' The Ultimate Soups and Stews Book. Copyright © 2013 by Meredith Corp. Published by John Wiley & Sons.

Ham, Sweet Pepper, and Zucchini Soup

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    Ingredients

    1 tablespoon butter 3 cans (14-ounce) chicken broth
    1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped zucchini 3 cups chopped cooked ham
    3/4 cup coarsely chopped yellow sweet pepper 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
    2 cloves garlic, minced

    directions

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    • 1

      In a large saucepan melt butter over medium heat.

    • 2

      Add zucchini, sweet pepper, and garlic; cook until tender.

    • 3

      Add broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.

    • 4

      Stir in ham; heat through. Stir in basil.

    nutritional information

    Calories:
    167
    Fiber:
    2 g
    Fat:
    9 g
    Saturated Fat:
    3 g
    Carbohydrates:
    7 g
    Protein:
    15 g
    Sodium:
    1814 mg
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