Add to basic chicken broth, a variety of rotini or twisted spaghetti, chicken, and a mix of vegetables. Sprinkle the soup with Parmesan cheese. Get kids involved to make the recipe; the more variety, the more colorful and nutritious the soup.
In a Dutch oven combine the broth, the water, and black pepper; bring to boiling. Stir in the pasta. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in vegetables. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 to 8 minutes more or until vegetables and pasta are tender. Stir in chicken and basil; heat through. To serve, top with Parmesan cheese. Makes 6 main-dish servings.