Creamy Basil Parmesan Italian Soup

This is just so good. I made a batch for my lunches this week (I HAAAAATE lunch. Never know what to make, but with cooler weather soup sounds great!) Ate a cup of it in the middle of the afternoon just because- it was amazing! I will actually enjoy lunch this week!

This Italian Soup tastes is about to become your favorite soup! It tastes better than any restaurant at a fraction of the cost! It is super easy, seasoned to perfection and bursting with tender chicken, tomatoes, carrots, celery and macaroni enveloped by creamy Parmesan broth.

Prep Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 35 minutes
Servings : 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 reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 14.5 oz. cans fire roasted diced tomatoes, NOT drained, with garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley or 1 tablespoon fresh
  • 1/2 tsp EACH dried oregano. cumin, salt
  • 1/4 tsp EACH red pepper flakes, pepper
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 cups heavy cream or half and half*
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil

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