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    Simple Minestrone

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    1 hr 35 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr 20 mins

    Mrs. Mike F's Note:

    This is an easy budget stretching favorite from our early marriage. It freezes well for Once a Month Cooking, and makes a great big batch. My husband prefers it to never reach the freezer, though--just eat it for lunch until it's all gone. We make it with our "Parsley Pesto" which is more special. To make it vegan/vegetarian, omit the chicken broth.

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    Serves: 10


    big pot ...

    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Heat water, chicken broth, 2 tsp.
    2. 2
      salt, beans, cabbage, carrots, canned tomatoes and celery.
    3. 3
      Cook at a simmer for 30 minutes.
    4. 4
      In a separate pan, saute onions in oil for 5 min.
    5. 5
      Add zucchini, tomato, garlic to the saute--cook on low for 20 minutes, covered.
    6. 6
      Add saute to bean mixture along with parsley and noodles.
    7. 7
      Cook slowly, covered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    8. 8
      *IfI am going to freeze this, I skip the pasta.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 23, 2009


      Even the carnivore hubby liked this one, very hearty. It could use a punch of flavor but that just means season to your taste. You could also use more broth and less water. I liked the flavor as it was, though.

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    • on April 30, 2007


      This recipe is excellent - very versatile. In our house everyone likes a different type of chilli (tabasco, chilli flakes, strength of chilli etc etc) and this allows them all to add to taste. Serving sizes are generous - no one went hungry! Will definitely be making this again.

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    • on November 21, 2006


      very tasty, could use a bit more flavouring but very good non the less.

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    Nutritional Facts for Simple Minestrone

    Serving Size: 1 (715 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 325.7
    Calories from Fat 65
    Total Fat 7.2 g
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 513.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 52.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.2 g
    Sugars 8.8 g
    Protein 13.7 g

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