Parmesan-Pesto Chicken Noodle Soup



  1. Combine broth, onion, carrot, garlic, bay leaf, Italian seasoning, and pepper.
  2. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in pasta and zucchini.
  4. Return to boiling, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Discard bay leaf.
  6. Stir in chicken.
  7. Heat through.
  8. Preheat broiler.
  9. Spread bread slices with pesto.
  10. Sprinkle each slice with cheese.
  11. Place bread, spread sides up, on a baking sheet.
  12. Broil for 2 minutes.
  13. Serve soup with toasted bread.