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    2 hrs 20 mins

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    Chicago Tuscan Catering's Note:

    For the cool fall evenings there's nothing like good hardy soup that's a meal. My family can't wait for the fall to come around. They know it's soup time!! You can make this a day in advance; it tastes better.

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    Serves: 8-10



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    1. 1
      Trim fresh green beans; cut into 1 inch pieces. Trim zucchini; cut into 1/2 inch cubes. Peel potato; cut into 3/4 inch cubes. Coarsely shred cabbage. Heat oil and butter in 6 quart stockpot or Dutch over over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir 6 to 8 minutes until onions are soft and golden but not brown. Stir in carrots and potato; cook and stir 5 minutes. Stir in celery and green beans; cook and stir 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini; cook and stir 3 minutes. Stir in cabbage and garlic; cook and stir 1 minute more.
    2. 2
      Drain tomatoes, reserving juice. Add broth, water and reserved juice to stockpot. Chop tomatoes coarsely; add to stockpot. Stir in salt, basil, rosemary, black pepper and bay leaf. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
    3. 3
      Rinse and drain cannellini beans; add beans to stockpot. Uncover and cook over medium-low heat 30 - 40 minutes more until soup thickens, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard bay leaf. Serve with cheese.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 19, 2011


      Very flavorful! I'm not sure, though, why the soup has to be cooked for so long a time; most vegetables are done after 20 minutes. I live in a small town and could not find canned cannellini beans, so I used regular canned white (Navy) beans instead, and substituted spinach for the cabbage, due to a family member with allergy to the cabbage. I also added some wine. I will definitely make this recipe again, although I will cut the cooking time down. My family thoroughly enjoyed the soup---great with some crusty French or Italian bread!

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    • on September 22, 2008


      I have never made it but I have tasted this recipe and it is AWESOME!!!! It takes you back to when your a child!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Minestrone

    Serving Size: 1 (419 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 301.3
    Calories from Fat 128
    Total Fat 14.3 g
    Saturated Fat 4.2 g
    Cholesterol 11.4 mg
    Sodium 625.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 35.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.7 g
    Sugars 8.3 g
    Protein 10.4 g

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