Olive Garden's Minnestrone Soup


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 347.8
  • Total Fat: 6.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 935.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 57.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 18.0 g
  • Protein: 17.4 g

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7 Weight Watchers points
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7 Weight Watchers points

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 cup minced white onion (about 1 small onion)
    • 1/2 cup chopped zucchini
    • 1/2 cup frozen cut italian green beans
    • 1/4 cup minced celery (about 1/2 stalk)
    • 4 teaspoons minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
    • 4 cups vegetable broth (Swanson is good *note: Do not use chicken broth!*)
    • 2 (15 ounce) cans red kidney beans, drained
    • 2 (15 ounce) cans small white beans or great northern beans, drained
    • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
    • 1/2 cup carrot, julienned or shredded
    • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 3 cups hot water
    • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
    • 1/2 cup small shell pasta

Directions

Heat three tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot.
Saute onion, celery, garlic, green beans, and zucchini in the oil for 5 minutes or until onions begin to turn translucent.
Add vegetable broth to pot, plus drained tomatoes, beans, carrot, hot water, and spices.
Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
Add spinach leaves and pasta and cook for an additional 20 minutes or until desired consistency.
Makes about eight 1 1/2 cup servings.


Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KIMIKO75.

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  • Very Good
    Made this last night and it was fantastic. I work overseas, so had to use different vegetables (broccoli, roasted red peppers, yellow onion instead of white, pink beans - not kidney or great northern, etc.), and it was fantastic. I did have to add more salt and dried herbs than the recipe called for - 9/23/13

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