A hearty and delicious pasta dish that is made in one pot.
1 cup chicken broth, lowfat and low sodium
3 cups frozen Italian style mixed vegetables
1 tsp. each: thyme, garlic powder, and oregano
1 bay leaf
15 oz. can stewed, diced tomatoes with onions and green peppers
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
10 oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup dry macaroni
Add all ingredients to large, covered microwaveable container. Microwave on full power for 12-15 minutes or until pasta is tender. Stir every 4 minutes. Serve in pasta or soup bowl.