Recipe by Ann Satler
"This is a wonderful minestrone soup that 's filled with tons of vegetables. Feel free to add different vegetables or ingredients. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese."
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2 (14.5 ounce) cans
1 (14 ounce) can
1 (10.5 ounce) can
condensed French onion soup
salt and pepper to taste
spinach, rinsed and sliced
uncooked spinach pasta
1 (15 ounce) can
garbanzo beans, drained
This is a favorite in our household--we've tried lots of other minestrone recipes before, but none as delicious as this!
This recipe makes a lot of soup! I used a 6 1/2 quart stock pot, and it was almost to the rim. If you choose this recipe be sure to fry the bacon, brown the hamburger, and chop the veggies ahead of time, so you can throw it all together before dinner. Otherwise you will be watching this pot for a while.
I tried this and it is marvelous! I am making it again today and instead of bacon I am using ham and turkey carcasses I saved in the freezer. I boil them (for at least 2hours slowly) and they make a rich broth from which to make this soup. Thanks Ms Satler for your recipe ideas!
I am about to make this soup again. I just decided to post a review and rating of this recipe because I thought it was a great and easy
soup that anyone can
prepare and serve with confidence. I really enjoyed making it and thought it made a really easy and enjoyable home cooked soup. Try it if you haven't!
Please be aware: to make this soup properly it is a lot of work!Also, being from Europe I cant believe Italians use bacon. I used a inner HAM bone for stock, and then added the can of Beef stock. It is delicious, but I suggest somewhat more italian herbs, because it was kind of flat. Instead of stewed tomatoes, consider fresh on the vine tomatoes. If you use fresh, add some sugar. Make sure you buy fresh parmesan cheese, not the prefab stuff. It makes a huge different.
I made the soup exactly as written. The flavor s absolutely wonderful and it's chock full of goodies! However, it does make quite a large quantity. I went through two crock pots, finally putting everything in my largest stock pot, before I found something that would contain all of the ingredients. Unless you've got a stock pot, as opposed to a standard dutch oven, the quantity as written might create a headache. Tasty, but a headache.
Pretty good! I, however, had to alter the recipe just slightly. 6 slices of bacon, 1 cup of cooked ground beef, 4 carrots, 4 stalks of celery, 1/2 onion, 2 zucchinis, 1 (10.5 oz) can of diced tomatoes, 1 can (10.5 oz) of water, 2 cans chicken broth, 1 package of onion soup, and 2 tbsp of savoury seasoning! Simmered for an hour and it was delicious.
Awesome!! My uncle and aunt, who are both 80, said it was the best minestrone soup they ever had!! Thanks
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Minestrone Soup II
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 387
** Calories from Fat: 156
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