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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 226.0
  • Total Fat: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 955.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.2 g
  • Protein: 10.0 g

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Vegetarian Minestrone

Submitted by: ERINMICHELLE75

Introduction

Nice, Hearty Vegetarian Soup Nice, Hearty Vegetarian Soup
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 large onion, chopped
    3 stalks celery, chopped
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    2 tbsp. Olive Oil
    1 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes, cut up with juice
    2 tbsp. parsley
    1&1/2 tsp. basil
    1/2 tsp oregano
    1/8 tsp black pepper
    1 bay leaf
    5 cups vegetable broth
    1/4 cup broken spaghetti (Whole Wheat if you've got it!)
    2 cans beans (I like cannelini beans and dark red kidney beans)
    2 cups desired veggies (I use zucchini and carrots)

Directions

1. In large pot, cook onion, garlic & celery in olive oil until soft

2. Add tomatoes with juice, parsley, basil, oregano, pepper & bay leaf. Add broth.

3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Cover & simmer for 50 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Add veggies. Simmer, covered 15 minutes.

5. Add spaghetti & kidney beans, cook another 15 minutes.

6. I usually love this with some crusty French Bread and some Boursin, but I guess that's how I wound up at Spark People in the first place. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EMDOHAR.






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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Made this soup with crushed tomatoes because that was all I had. I also added about a tablespoon of herbs de provence. The soup was very rich tasting (you might think that there was meat in it if no one told you differently) and it made a ton! Will definitely make again and again. Thanks! - 2/26/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is great! I made a couple of alterations: I added 1/2 can tomato paste for more flavor & added a handful of fresh bagged spinach to the pot at the end. For pasta, I used a 1/4 cup whole wheat macaroni, because that's what I had, & it's wonderful. Filling, hearty, diet- friendly comfort food. - 1/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Reminds me of the soup at Olive Garden! - 7/19/07

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe. I added 1 cup mushrooms, stalk of kale chopped up and a serranto pepper for a little extra spice. Also add 1 lb ground turkey for my husband....he loves meat and hoping he doesn't even realize it's turkey! Ended up adding additional broth and small can of tomato paste. Awesome! - 4/4/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very Good , thanks - 2/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely delicious and heats up nicely for lunch the next day. I agree with the comment that this is the like soup from Olive Garden (maybe even better)! - 3/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was so good! I added extra vegetables and some lean meat. Everyone loved it... - 9/17/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This soup is very good! I added corn and carrots as the extra veggies... it is so filling - I love it! - 4/17/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very yummy! I added a few more veggies and opted out on the pasta...still filling! I'll add the pasta next time. - 4/10/07

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Was good but kind of bland for our taste. Very hearty though! - 8/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added about a half cup of rotini pasta, and used corn and green beans for the extra veggies because I had them on hand. This made so much and it was so good! - 3/2/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added peas, carrots, green beans and a little allspice to this recipe and it was great! My boyfriend even LOVED it and he's a meat eater that often doesn't really like my healthy vegetarian meals. - 11/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Totally amazing. Yum! - 6/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is SO good, reminds hubby of chicken noodle soup from back in his meat eating days! - 6/16/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i used chicken broth, fresh garlic leaves, and coriander. i love it.

    - 6/15/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! Thanks for sharing! :-) - 1/3/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Husb ate three bowls! - 2/8/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great on a cold night. - 1/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I've made this several times and I love the way it tastes and fills you up - 1/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make and tastes good - 3/14/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This one is very good. Worth trying! - 3/13/07

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  • Looks great except for the high-sodium content! - 3/16/13

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  • So yummy! I used unsalted vegetable broth and a can of tomato juice. - 7/11/12

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  • what a great, flexible recipe! I use whatever vegetables are in season and on sale, and so it's always different and always delicious. I use low sodium chicken or turkey broth instead so vegetable broth, so mine isn't technically vegetarian, and I feel like it has fuller flavor. YUM! - 1/17/12

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  • Very good! I subbed some of our homemade marinara sauce for the tomatoes + spices and it was great! - 1/17/12

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