Amazing Minestrone

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 204.1
  • Total Fat: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.2 mg
  • Sodium: 1,425.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.0 g
  • Protein: 7.9 g

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Crazy delicious and so good for you. Crazy delicious and so good for you.
Number of Servings: 6


    1 tablespoon olive oil
    3 cloves garlic, chopped
    1 onions, chopped
    1 cup chopped celery
    2-1/2 carrots, sliced
    2 cup chicken broth
    1 cup water
    2 cups tomato sauce
    1/4 cup red wine (optional)
    1 can kidney beans, drained
    1/2 cup frozen green beans
    1 cup baby spinach, rinsed
    1-1/2 zucchinis, quartered and sliced
    1 can diced tomatoes
    1-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
    salt and pepper to taste
    1/4 cup seashell pasta
    1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese for topping (optional)


In a large stock pot, over medium-low heat, heat olive oil and saute garlic for 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion and saute for 4 to 5 minutes. Add celery and carrots, saute for 1 to 2 minutes.
Add chicken broth, water and tomato sauce, bring to boil, stirring frequently. If desired add red wine at this point. Reduce heat to low and add kidney beans, green beans, spinach leaves, zucchini, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, the longer the better.
Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add macaroni and cook until tender. Drain water and set aside.
Once pasta is cooked and soup is heated through place 2 tablespoons cooked pasta into individual serving bowls. Ladle soup on top of pasta and sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top. Spray with olive oil and serve.

Serving Size: Makes 6 servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BEAKIEBEAN.

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