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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 364.3
  • Total Fat: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,807.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 63.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 17.5 g
  • Protein: 19.2 g

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Minestrone Soup

Submitted by: DIVA3993

Introduction

If you love Minestrone, you will love this recipe!! In my opinion this is better than Olive Garden's Minestrone soup. I love that you can make it as thick or thin as you want. Try adding some red wine for a more authentic flavor. I left the wine out in order to shave calories. If you love Minestrone, you will love this recipe!! In my opinion this is better than Olive Garden's Minestrone soup. I love that you can make it as thick or thin as you want. Try adding some red wine for a more authentic flavor. I left the wine out in order to shave calories.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    2 tbsp Olive Oil
    1 cup Onions, minced
    1 cup Zucchini, chopped
    1/2 cup frozen Green Beans
    1/4 cup Celery, diced
    4 tsp Garlic
    6 cups Vegetable Broth (3 cans)
    2 cans red kidney beans
    2 cans white beans
    1 can diced Tomatoes
    1/2 cup Carrots, julienned
    2 tbsp fresh Parsley
    1 1/2 tsp dried Oregano
    1 1/2 tsp Salt
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    1/2 tsp dried basil
    1/4 tsp dried thyme
    3 cup hot water
    4 cups Baby Spinach
    3/4 cup Pasta Shells (small)
    1 can Tomato Paste (6 oz)

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Directions

1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot.
2. Saute onion, celery, garlic, green beans and zucchini in the oil for 5 minutes or until onions are translucent.
3. Add vegetable broth, drained tomatoes, beans, carrots, tomato paste, hot water and spices.
4. Bring soup to a boil then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
5. Add spinach leaves and pasta and cook for an additional 20 minutes or until desired consistency.

Makes (8) 1.5 cup servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DIVA3993.






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