Minestrone Macaroni II

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by growlieswife

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.

Top Review by hbuck

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the ground beef or sausage; drain well. Place in a large dutch oven.
  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. Stir in vegetables and beans, heat through.

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