Minestrone In Minutes

Minestrone In Minutes
44
4 Reviews
Minestrone soup with mozzarella cheese baked on top.
15 min
Prep Time
40 min
Total Time
8 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 cup
water
1/2 cup
chopped green bell pepper
1 medium (1/2 cup)
onion, chopped
1 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
2 (15- to 16-ounce) cans
pinto beans, rinsed, drained
2 (14.5-ounce) cans
beef broth
2 (14.5-ounce) cans
diced tomatoes in juice
1 tablespoon
Italian seasoning*
1 cup
uncooked dried elbow macaroni
1/2 cup
croutons
1 cup
shredded mozzarella cheese
 
*Substitute 1 teaspoon each dried oregano leaves, dried marjoram leaves and dried basil leaves and 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage.

Directions

  1. Melt butter in 4-quart saucepan; add water, green pepper, onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat 5-7 minutes or until onion is tender.
  2. Stir in beans, beef broth, tomatoes and Italian seasoning. Continue cooking 10-12 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. 
  3. Reduce heat to low. Add macaroni; cook uncovered 6-8 minutes or until macaroni is tender and soup is heated through.
  4. Heat oven to 400°F.
  5. Ladle soup in individual ovenproof bowls. Top each with croutons and shredded cheese. Bake for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
270
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
40g
Protein
14g
Fat
8g
Sodium
1180mg
Dietary Fiber
8g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Loved it! My husband could've eaten several bowls, but had to make himself stop. I added very lean ground beef because he is a diabetic and needs the protein. And, I added white beans along with the pintos. I will definitely be making this again.

Rating

I used olive oil instead of butter to saute the vegetables. I also used kidney beans instead of pinto beans. I omitted the croutons and mozarella cheese and did not finish the soup in the oven. Very quick and easy soup for a weeknight meal.

Rating

Quick and easy to fix,with a wonderful flavor. Even better the next day after flavors have melded.

Rating

This a good minestrone but my family enjoy's the Hearty country minestrone more.

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