Warm up a cold day with this homemade version of alphabet soup filled with Ground Beef, beans and vegetables.
Heat oven to 350°F. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Add water, broth, beans, tomatoes and pasta; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in broccoli; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender and pasta is tender. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
Meanwhile, prepare Parmesan Toasts. Cut out shapes from bread slices with cookie cutters. Place on baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Brush cutouts lightly with oil and sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake in 350°F oven 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly toasted.
Serve soup with toasts; sprinkle with additional cheese, if desired.
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Nutrition information per serving: 585 Calories; 11g Total Fat; 4g Saturated Fat; 4g Monounsaturated Fat; 78mg Cholesterol; 1864mg Sodium; 63g Total carbohydrate; 43g Protein; 7.6mg Iron; 9mg Niacin; 0.5mg Vitamin B6; 2.3mcg Vitamin B12; 7mg Zinc; 26.7mcg Selenium; 10.4g Fiber.