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    Minestrone Macaroni II

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    20 mins

    20 mins

    growlieswife's Note:

    This is a variation on a recipe I found in Quick Cooking magazine, March/April 1998 issue. I've subsituted spaghetti sauce for the original italian seasoned diced tomatoes and sometimes use italian sausage instead of ground beef. Both versions are tasty.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Brown the ground beef or sausage; drain well. Place in a large dutch oven.
    2. 2
      Add spaghetti sauce, water, broth and macaroni. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 12-15 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
    3. 3
      Stir in vegetables and beans, heat through.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 13, 2009

      55

      I add crushed red pepper to taste, cook the garbanzo beans for about five minutes in the microwave before adding, and I add my macaroni last. A few tweaks, but turned out super-delicious. Great to freeze a few batches to keep handy for a quick dinner. Thanks for the great recipe growlieswife!

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    • on April 30, 2009

      45

      Nice & easy recipe. Packed with good for you beans & veggies. Our only criticism is that there really isn't any seasonings. We used Newman's Own Spaghetti sauce in caramelized onion & roasted Garlic flavor but that was about the only flavor. Just before serving I added a TBL of dried basil, 1 teaspoon each of thyme & sea salt & 1/2 teaspoon of tarragon. At the table we sprinkled on some Johnny's seasoning salt. I think this recipe is a really convenient one to keep handy but I'll have to do some tweaking on the spices until it's to my family's tastes. Thanks for sharing, growlieswife!

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    Nutritional Facts for Minestrone Macaroni II

    Serving Size: 1 (538 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 541.5
     
    Calories from Fat 150
    27%
    Total Fat 16.7 g
    25%
    Saturated Fat 5.0 g
    25%
    Cholesterol 52.1 mg
    17%
    Sodium 1717.2 mg
    71%
    Total Carbohydrate 66.4 g
    22%
    Dietary Fiber 9.7 g
    39%
    Sugars 14.2 g
    56%
    Protein 30.9 g
    61%

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