TOMATO-BEAN SOUP WITH CHEDDAR

TOMATO-BEAN SOUP WITH CHEDDAR

1 19-ounce can stewed tomatoes (*see notes), chopped
1 14-ounce can beans in tomato sauce
1 cup water
2 green onions, sliced
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley leaves
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

n a medium-sized saucepan, combine tomatoes, beans, water, onions, basil and parsley. Bring to a boil, simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with cheese.

*Alternative: Substitute Italian or Mexican stewed tomatoes, hot sauce for a spicier soup.