Vegetarian Tortellini Minestrone

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 189.1
  • Total Fat: 6.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.5 mg
  • Sodium: 886.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 5.5 g

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Introduction

Or as I call it, fridge dump soup. This is me, emptying my vegetable drawer during the DC Snowacolypse of 2010. The result, a very yummy, herby, minestrone based soup. Or as I call it, fridge dump soup. This is me, emptying my vegetable drawer during the DC Snowacolypse of 2010. The result, a very yummy, herby, minestrone based soup.
Number of Servings: 9

Ingredients

    1.5 T Olive Oil
    1 T Butter
    1.5 Medium onions chopped
    1.33 Carrots, peeled and diced
    1 Large celery stalk diced
    5 Large crimini mushrooms, sliced
    2 T Minced garlic
    1 Medium zucchini, quartered and thick sliced
    0.75 C Green Beans, in bite sized pieces

    1 14.5 oz Can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    2 15 oz Cans diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning
    6 cups water
    4 bouillon cubes
    0.25 C Red Wine
    Italian seasoning blend,
    Dried basil and parsley
    Salt and pepper

    1.5 C uncooked Barilla Cheese and Spinach Tortellini
    1 T Grated Parmesan
    1 T Tube/Fresh Basil

Directions

This has 3 basic parts. Saute, Simmer, and Pasta

Saute (10 min or less)
1. Heat a large stock pot over medium heat, and add the olive oil to the pot, then add the butter.
2. Add the onions, carrots, and celery, and cook for 2-3 minutes.
3. Add the mushrooms and garlic, and cook for 5 more. 4. Add the zucchini and green beans, and allow to cook for approximately one minute or less.

Simmer (40-45 min)
Add the garbanzos, tomatoes and juice, water, bouillon cubes, red wine, and seasonings. Raise heat until the pot comes to a gentle boil, then lower and simmer for 40-45 minutes. Taste halfway through for seasonings and adjust as necessary.

Pasta (10-13 min)
Add the tortellini and cook for 8 minutes. Add the parmesan and basil, and finish the the pasta. Serve with a salad, and if desired, garlic bread.

Makes approximately 9 2-cup servings

Number of Servings: 9

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CVEEKS.

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