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    2 hrs 15 mins

    45 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    Heydarl's Note:

    From Women's Weekly Italian Cooking Class Cookbook. I've been making this recipe for many years & it's definitely our favourite. Great low fat meal if you omit the frying of vegetables in step 1 (which is what I normally do & I don't believe it makes that much difference to the end result). Could be vegetarian if you use veg stock cubes & omit butter. Great with either crusty bread or garlic bread.

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    1. 1
      Heat oil and butter in large pan, add onions, cook over medium heat until onions are pale golden brown. Add carrots, cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Repeat this procedure with the potatoes, then the celery, zucchini, beans and cabbage.
    2. 2
      Stir in water, crumbled stock cubes and undrained, mashed tomatoes. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover, simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until soup is thick.
    3. 3
      During last 15 minutes of cooking, stir in cannellini beans.
    4. 4
      Season with salt and pepper. If desired, grated parmesan cheese can be stirred into the soup before serving or served separately with the soup.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 12, 2008


      What a great vegetable soup Heydarl. I served it for dinner tonight and we really enjoyed it. Wow, what flavor and textures. I love that the flavor comes from the slow cooking of the vegetables. It was just wonderful, seasoned with a little salt, pepper and shredded parmesan. Thanks for sharing this tasty dish that I will make again often.

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    • on January 30, 2009


      This recipe was included in Book#228608. April 8, 2008 -- Wow! What a great soup. I often make soup with dinner, although it isn't always a favorite with our son. Well, he LOVED this. He had three bowls of it. This soup has such rich flavor -- I've had canned minestrone before, but will never again buy it. This is so much superior and so fresh tasting. I sauteed the veggies in the oil and butter, and I added two cups more of water and I more tsp. of beef base, but we like a lot of broth. This soup is awesome -- if you're reading this review, trust me and make it. You will love it! Thanks, Heydarl.

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    Nutritional Facts for Minestrone

    Serving Size: 1 (666 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 631.3
    Calories from Fat 336
    Total Fat 37.3 g
    Saturated Fat 9.4 g
    Cholesterol 23.1 mg
    Sodium 623.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 63.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 15.8 g
    Sugars 15.3 g
    Protein 17.2 g

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