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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 153.1
  • Total Fat: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 144.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.1 g
  • Protein: 6.2 g

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Minestrone Soup


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Introduction

A cholesterol-free classic Italian vegetable soup brimming with fiber-rich beans, peas, and carrots. A cholesterol-free classic Italian vegetable soup brimming with fiber-rich beans, peas, and carrots.

Ingredients

    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic, minced or 1/8 tsp garlic powder
    • 1-1/3 cup coarsely chopped onion
    • 1-1/2 cup coarsely chopped celery and leaves
    • 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 cup sliced carrots, fresh or frozen
    • 4-3/4 cup shredded cabbage
    • 1 can (1 lb.) tomatoes, cut up
    • 1 cup canned red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1-1/2 cup frozen peas
    • 1-1/2 cup fresh green beans
    • dash hot sauce
    • 11 cups water
    • 2 cups uncooked, broken whole wheat spaghetti

Directions

1. Heat oil in a 4-quart saucepan.



2. Add garlic, onion, and celery and sauté about 5 minutes.



3. Add all remaining ingredients except spaghetti, and stir until ingredients are well mixed.



4. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer about 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender.



5. Add uncooked spaghetti and simmer 2-3 minutes only.



Yield: 16 servings--Serving Size: 1 cup






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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    When I make soup that includes pasta, I always cook the pasta separately and add it to the soup just before I serve it. I find if I have cooked pasta in leftover soup, it continues to absorb liquid and get soft and gummy. Store leftovers separately, then enjoy an encore performance. - 3/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    great basic recipe-I just added some fresh basil, some oregano, and rosemary. I thought about adding chicken broth in place of water but didn't because of sodium, however I did end up adding 2 tablespoons of sea salt. I think I will use low sodium chicken broth next time. - 5/15/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Hearty this soup up for dinner by leaving out the spaghetti and measure out a serving of your favorite tortillini..about 6 pcs. per person....very good. - 11/3/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Used crushed tomatoes instead of whole canned cut up, added some salt and cooked it in a crockpot for about 5 hours on high then added noodles and cooked on low for 30-40 more minutes. - 3/28/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We loved this. It has the right amount of vegetables. I cut back on the olive oil, and added some flax seed meal. I also added a little salsa for a bit more flavoring! It's a keeper in my recipe box! - 3/10/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    As LADYLYN said: good basic recipe. Try using basil, thyme, oregano, rosemary, and bay leaf for spices. Chicken broth/bouillon, not just plain water, & low fat, low sodium sausage will deepen the flavor of the broth & beans. (I use gluten free in all instances...so, rice or quinoa pasta as well.) - 3/6/08

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  • love it - 12/10/12

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  • I am making this recipe today. Can't comment on it yet!!! - 8/29/11

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  • I love Minestrone soup.
    - 5/23/11

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  • I also enjoy without the pasta - 5/23/11

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  • love this soup . get your vegetables and have a tastey dish . I add maconri for my grandchildren . they love it . - 5/23/11

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  • I switched Black Beans for the Red Kidney Beans and loved it. - 5/23/11

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  • Oh my gosh-This IS the soup I make--Thank-yu! - 5/23/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will try as soon as I am off fast break. - 5/23/11

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  • it is good, but I only like split peas soup and chicken noodles soup when I am sick. - 5/23/11

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  • Everyone loved this. I added beef bullion in the water. I also added rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano, and used jarred minced garlic. I cooked the onion, garlic, carrot, spices, and celery in the olive oil and then let it simmer while I made the broth. Then I combined everything...marvelous. - 1/10/11

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  • i added leftover squash from the night before and some lean ground beef. i also added my own spices. it was a hit! very healthy! ground turkey could be added as well! - 6/22/10

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  • Needs some flavor! i cut the olive oil in half and added oregano and rosemary. Also used low sodium beef broth instead of water. - 11/11/09

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  • Rather bland. needs seasonings. - 8/13/09

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  • Add a few more fresh herbs and use chicken or vegetable stock instead of water. Great, quick soup! - 3/24/09

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  • Very tasty when you add basil and oregano, and a little salt!
    - 3/29/08

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  • Excellent receipe. I felt it needed more flavour and added 1 tsp of basil and oregano. - 3/18/08

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  • I am going to save this for a cold day - it looks great! - 3/10/08

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  • Yum-O - 3/7/08

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  • sounds yummy . will definetely try it - 3/7/08

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