Minestrone With Pasta

Minestrone With Pasta
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This filling soup has all the good flavors of a country vegetable garden.
15 min
Prep Time
40 min
Total Time
8 servings

Ingredients

Pasta

1 1/4 cups
uncooked dried ditalini or medium pasta shells
1 tablespoon
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 small (1/2 cup)
onion, chopped
1/4 cup
chopped fresh basil leaves*
1 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
1 pound
chorizo sausage or Italian sausage, crumbled
2 medium (1 cup)
carrots, sliced
2 medium
zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 (14- to 16-ounce) can
whole tomatoes, cut up
1 (9-ounce) package
frozen cut green beans
4 (14.5-ounce) cans
beef broth

Topping

Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
 
*Substitute 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves.

Directions

  1. Cook ditalini according to package directions. Drain; set aside.
  2. Melt butter in 6-quart saucepan until sizzling; add onion, basil and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 3-5 minutes or until onion is softened. Add sausage. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 9-11 minutes or until sausage is browned. Drain off fat.
  3. Stir in all remaining ingredients except Parmesan cheese. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are crisply tender. Stir in cooked ditalini. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Tips

To prepare for lunches, divide pasta mixture among 8 resealable plastic food bowls. Seal containers; refrigerate overnight or freeze. At lunchtime, place cover loosely over container; microwave, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
380
Cholesterol
50mg
Carbohydrates
20g
Protein
20g
Fat
24g
Sodium
1460mg
Dietary Fiber
3g

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