Quick Minestrone

Quick Minestrone
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This nutritious soup recipe is the one to use when there is little time to cook.
15 min
Prep Time
40 min
Total Time
8 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 cup
water
1/2 cup
chopped carrot
1/2 cup
chopped green bell pepper
1 medium (1/2 cup)
onion, chopped
1 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
2 (15-ounce) cans
pinto and/or kidney beans, rinsed, drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can
beef or vegetable broth
2 (14.5-ounce) cans
diced tomatoes in juice
1 tablespoon
Italian seasoning*
4 ounces (1 cup)
uncooked dried pasta nuggets or elbow macaroni
 
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired
 
*Substitute 1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, 3/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves and 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves.

Directions

  1. Melt butter in 4-quart saucepan; add water, carrot, bell pepper, onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat 5-7 minutes or until onion is tender.
  2. Stir in beans, broth, tomatoes and Italian seasoning. Continue cooking 10-12 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Reduce heat to low. Add pasta; cook, uncovered, 6-8 minutes or until pasta is tender and soup is heated through.
  3. Top each serving with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
200
Cholesterol
103mg
Carbohydrates
7g
Protein
g
Fat
4g
Sodium
34mg
Dietary Fiber
9g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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Winter is here and I always look for new recipes this is delicious and easy to make!

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