Hearty Minestrone

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 233.9
  • Total Fat: 12.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 28.6 mg
  • Sodium: 1,309.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.4 g
  • Protein: 12.1 g

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A fantastic and delicious soup that's hearty, filling, and full of good for you stuff. A fantastic and delicious soup that's hearty, filling, and full of good for you stuff.
Number of Servings: 12


    1 lb Italian sweet sausage
    1 T olive or vegetable oil
    1 cup diced onion
    1 clove garlic, finely minced
    1 cup sliced carrots
    1 tsp crumbled basil
    2 small zucchini, sliced
    3 (10 oz) cans beef broth
    6 cups torn fresh spinach leaves
    1 tsp salt
    tsp pepper
    2 (1 lb) cans great northern beans, undrained
    1 broth can of water
    1 (1 lb) can diced tomatoes, undrained
    2 8 oz cans tomato sauce
    2 cubes beef bouillon


Slice sausage crosswise about inch thick; brown in oil in deep saucepan or Dutch oven. Add onion, garlic, carrots, and basil; cook for 5 minutes. Add in zucchini, tomatoes with liquid, bouillon, salt and pepper. Bring soup to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered for 1 hour. Add beans with liquid and spinach, cook another 20 minutes. Soup is even better the second day! I like to sprinkle just a touch of shredded sharp cheddar on mine.

Serving Size: Makes 12 servings

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BEAKIEBEAN.

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