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    Grandma's Minestrone

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    45 mins

    15 mins

    30 mins

    Donut Chef's Note:

    Easy to put together, easy to eat! Just serve with a loaf of crusty bread, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, and you have a winner! You can substitute fresh tomatoes for the canned.

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    1. 1
      Saute the onions and garlic in olive oil for five minutes over medium heat. Use a large soup pot.
    2. 2
      Add celery, carrots, oregano, basil, and salt and cook for ten minutes.
    3. 3
      Add bell pepper, zucchini, eggplant, water and tomato sauce. Cover the pot and simmer for 15 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add beans and simmer for five minutes.
    5. 5
      Add the pasta and cook until tender (check the pasta package for the time required).
    6. 6
      Add the tomatoes and heat through.
    7. 7
      You can sprinkle each bowl with chopped parsley, parmesan cheese, and/or fresh ground black pepper. Enjoy!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 14, 2010


      DH is dieting and a bowl of this delicious soup when he got home from work held him until his low-fat, low-carb dinner was ready. I've never made a minestrone with eggplant & am glad to have tried this one. The eggplant (peeled) gives another interesting texture but doesn't overpower in flavor. I used fresh tomatoes and added some extra water and salt It's an ideal recipe: it both tastes great AND is good for you. Thanks Donut Chef.

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    • on November 05, 2008


      very yummy, very hearty! i omited the zucchini and eggplant and think i might add a second can of tomato sauce next time, but this was very good and there will be a next time. thanks so much!

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    • on July 17, 2007


      holy cow!! this was awesome

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    Nutritional Facts for Grandma's Minestrone

    Serving Size: 1 (346 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 194.6
    Calories from Fat 35
    Total Fat 3.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 725.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 34.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.9 g
    Sugars 6.6 g
    Protein 7.4 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    minced garlic cloves

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