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    Ma's Minestrone

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    1 hr 45 mins

    45 mins

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    davianng's Note:

    This is my Mom's recipe. Very easy, very good. I had a successful mail-order business years ago packaging the spices, pasta, cheese and recipe. The veggie measurements are "guesstimates" as I don't usually measure! I also vary the veggies according to what I have on hand - the only thing I've ever used that didn't work was beets.This also freezes well.

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    Serves: 12



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Boil pasta according to package directions, drain.
    2. 2
      Brown ground beef and onion.
    3. 3
      Add potato, carrot, corn, celery, cabbage, tomatoes, water, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, basil and thyme.
    4. 4
      Bring to boil, lower heat and simmer 1 hour or more.
    5. 5
      Add pasta.
    6. 6
      Serve with fresh grated cheese.
    7. 7
      Better the next day, so make ahead if you can.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 16, 2011


      This soup is so good and filling. This is what I'm having for lunch, so I didn't try it with parmesan cheese. I omitted the potato. I added more cabbage. Thanks davianng :) Made for PRMR tag game

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    • on December 13, 2010


      I'm not much for eating cooked spinach, but my other half is, & so I made this & pretty much followed the recipe right on down, especially knowing that it freezes well! The one thing I made sure to do was to chop the spinach quite small & cut the amount back a little! I thought the minestrone was very tasty, & my other half thought it OUTSTANDING, so there you go! I'm not sure that I'd change a thing when I make it again! Thanks for posting the recipe! [Tagged & made for Please Review My Recipe]

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    Nutritional Facts for Ma's Minestrone

    Serving Size: 1 (374 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 197.0
    Calories from Fat 58
    Total Fat 6.5 g
    Saturated Fat 2.3 g
    Cholesterol 25.7 mg
    Sodium 918.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 25.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    Sugars 4.4 g
    Protein 10.9 g

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