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    Hearty Minestrone

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    26 mins

    5 mins

    21 mins

    DuChick's Note:

    This is a great vegetarian meal in itself. Add a panini or grilled cheese to the side for those two-handed eaters in your house. Small shaped pasta such as orzo or ditalini work best, but you can experiment with others. I find the flavors meld overnight and even tastes better as left-overs.

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    1. 1
      Bring broth, beans, and tomatoes to boil in large saucepan.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat until shimmering.
    3. 3
      Add onions and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
    5. 5
      Stir in broth mixture and pasta and simmer until pasta is tender, about 10 minutes.
    6. 6
      Stir in vegetables and basil and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
    7. 7
      Season with salt and pepper.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 25, 2012


      Wonderful soup! So flavorful and delicious, and very quick to make. I used chicken broth, shell pasta, and fresh carrots, zucchini, red pepper, and green beans. Thanks for sharing! PAC Spring '12

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    • on May 20, 2008


      Wow - we are soup lovers and this is another awesome soup for my soup collection. Other then using a selection of fresh vegetables I made as posted with chicken broth and ditalini ... and yes it looked as wonderful as in Peter J's photo which enticed me into the making! The best part - it tasted as good as it looked. Served with crusty rolls made for a lovely weekend lunch. Thank you for sharing.

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    • on May 18, 2008


      Really loved this! The fresh basil I had was in a sad state so instead used a combination of a little dried basil along with a combination of some fairly mild fresh & dried herbs. I also didn't have a can of cannellini beans so used a can of chick peas instead, that's probably worth a try because being a bit firmer they suited the soup perfectly.

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    Nutritional Facts for Hearty Minestrone

    Serving Size: 1 (333 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 330.5
    Calories from Fat 77
    Total Fat 8.6 g
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 392.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 53.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 14.1 g
    Sugars 9.9 g
    Protein 13.6 g

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    low sodium vegetable broth

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