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    2 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs

    nsomniak6's Note:

    This was a recipe I researched a great deal and basically concocted my own from varying ingredients. I basically puree the onion, carrot, and celery and it is used as a base which not only thickens, but adds all of the flavor. I have also used garlic, but it doesn't seem to add much unless you use a lot and I didn't want to overpower this already wonderful soup!

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    1. 1
      Make sure first three ingredients are almost a paste.
    2. 2
      In a large pot, saute first three ingredients in butter or oil until very brown.
    3. 3
      Add all beans, remaining vegetables, and spices, both cans tomatoes, along with 3 quarts of vegetable broth.
    4. 4
      Bring to a boil.
    5. 5
      Lower heat and simmer over low heat for 1 hour, until everything is tender.
    6. 6
      20 minutes before serving, add the macaroni and more broth, if necessary.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 06, 2009


      Excellent! I food processed the first 3 ingredients and it thickened the soup slightly and gave it a lot of flavor. A blender would probably work too. I also substituted beef broth for a bit more heartier flavor. I didn't measure out the olive oil while I was browning the minced ingredients and just used enough to keep it from sticking. It's a very easy recipe and has been a hit in my house.

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    Nutritional Facts for Minestrone

    Serving Size: 1 (238 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 274.2
    Calories from Fat 81
    Total Fat 9.0 g
    Saturated Fat 5.0 g
    Cholesterol 20.3 mg
    Sodium 428.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 42.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.5 g
    Sugars 5.7 g
    Protein 8.2 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    light kidney beans

    dark red kidney beans

    vegetable broth

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