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Recipe of the Month Archive

It is not always easy to follow your diabetes meal plan day after day, but these delicious recipes may help. 


DMC Recipe: Pasta and Bean Soup


  • 2 slices fully cooked turkey bacon
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 (48 oz) can chicken broth, low sodium
  • ¼ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni - 100% whole wheat
  • 1 (19 oz) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups spinach, thick stems discarded, leaves coarsely chopped or 1 (10 oz) pkg. frozen leaf spinach, thawed.
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese freshly grated


  1. Spray large Dutch oven or pot with canola cooking spray
  2. Add diced, carrots, celery, onion and garlic to the pot. Cook, stirring often, 7 - 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add diced bacon the last 2 minutes of the cooking time.
  3. Add chicken broth, 2 cups water, the Italian seasoning and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Add pasta, cook 8 -12 minutes or until the pasta is slightly underdone. Stir in the kidney beans and spinach, return to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes or until hot.
  5. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings: 6 (1 ¾ cup)
Amount Per Serving: Calories 199, Calories from Fat 14 (7%), Total Fat 1.5g, Saturated Fat 0.27g, Cholesterol 7.4mg, Sodium 697mg, Potassium 755mg, Total Carbohydrates 34g, Fiber 7.6g, Sugar 2.7g, Protein 14g