Minestrone Soup

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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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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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