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    Not Your Ordinary Minestrone Soup!

    Not Your Ordinary Minestrone Soup!. Photo by PaulaG

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 25 mins

    35 mins

    50 mins

    kittycatmom's Note:

    I found this recipe I think in the local Sioux Falls newspaper.... it is so good! Not full of salt and plenty of veggies! (For an even fresher taste, I like to use 4 cups of pureed fresh seeded roma tomatoes)

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large stock pot, over medium-low heat, heat olive oil and saute garlic for 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion and saute for 4 to 5 minutes. Add celery and carrots, saute for 1 to 2 minutes.
    2. 2
      Add chicken broth, water and tomato sauce, bring to boil, stirring frequently. If desired add red wine at this point. Reduce heat to low and add kidney beans, green beans, spinach leaves, zucchini, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, the longer the better.
    3. 3
      Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add macaroni and cook until tender. Drain water and set aside.
    4. 4
      Once pasta is cooked and soup is heated through place 2 tablespoons cooked pasta into individual serving bowls. Ladle soup on top of pasta and sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top. Spray with olive oil and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 26, 2009

      55

      This was delightful and delicious, although I did not follow the recipe exactly. I only used 1 large zucchini, as my pot was beginning to get too full. Rather than cooking the pasta separately, I added it dry to the soup during the last 15 minutes of simmering. Then, at the very end, I added the parmesan and stirred it in until dissolved. I did not use the olive oil at the end. We really enjoyed the garden-fresh flavors of this soup. Made for Kittencal's Fall Mini Cook-a-Thon.

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    • on March 12, 2009

      55

      I made this a day ahead and chilled it to blend the flavors, I did do a few amount adjustments and omitted the zucchini, I only use zucchini from my garden it's just to expensive to buy right now, also I used dried oregano and basil, I omitted the olive oil at the end, this was included in a take-home pack for my DS and was thoroughly enjoyed, thanks Kitty!

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    • on January 14, 2009

      55

      The soup is packed with lots and lots of delicious vegetables. The recipe was reduced by half and a whole can of kidney beans was used with the green beans being omitted. The soup was cooked for about 25 minutes then the pasta and squash were added and cooked until the pasta was tender. The vegetables retained their texture with a slight crispness. This was served with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.

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    Nutritional Facts for Not Your Ordinary Minestrone Soup!

    Serving Size: 1 (533 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 232.3
     
    Calories from Fat 75
    32%
    Total Fat 8.4 g
    12%
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    7%
    Cholesterol 1.1 mg
    0%
    Sodium 1028.0 mg
    42%
    Total Carbohydrate 34.4 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 8.2 g
    32%
    Sugars 13.3 g
    53%
    Protein 8.7 g
    17%

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