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Minestrone Soup I

"All the food groups are represented. Serve this hearty soup with lightly toasted bread to get every last drop. Recipe can be doubled."
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servings 292 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 292 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.1g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 12.3 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 766 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Melt butter or margarine in a heavy pot over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and carrots; saute for a few minutes.
  2. Add beans, cabbage, tomatoes, tomato paste, potato, stock, garlic, parsley, and salt to the pot. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat. Simmer for approximately 1 hour until vegetables are barely tender.
  3. Add pasta, and simmer for 30 minutes more. Correct seasoning, and serve hot with grated cheese.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup

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The very best minestrone ever! A huge success with the family and guests. Add more tomato paste for a thicker, more stewlike minestrone. I also added a can of green beans, used kidney instead ...

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Pretty good. I missed the green beans, zucchini, and kidney beans I usually see in minestrone, so next time I'd add them. I'd also add other Italian herbs in addition to parsley. This recipe is ...

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The very best minestrone ever! A huge success with the family and guests. Add more tomato paste for a thicker, more stewlike minestrone. I also added a can of green beans, used kidney instead ...

Delicious and so easy! I used Swanson's organic chicken broth and a tomato paste w/ italian seasoning. I also used a good 2 T of the tomato paste. My husband wanted twice the noodles so again...

FANTASTIC!! Instead of using regular chicken broth, I first roasted the Christmas day turkey bones, then boiled them in water for an hour with a couple of carrots, an onion, a few bay leaves and...

I made this recipe and admittedly tweaked it quite a lot. However, I do think I came up with something very similar to the submitter’s version. I used olive oil instead of margarine and only o...

This is very good. I subsituted kidney beans for cannelini beans and a tablespoon of ketchup for the tomato paste. The sprinkling of parmesan is important; I thought the plain soup needed more s...

This soup is the best! A big time saver is to chop the carrots, celery and onions in a food mill and then sautee. I added one teaspoon of basil and one of origano and Italian stewed tomatoes a...

This recipe is delicious! I sauteed some chopped bacon first until it was a little crispy, drained off all but 2 tbsp. of bacon fat and sauteed the vegetables in that and added the bacon back i...

My husband asked for Minestroni soup for dinner and I found this recipe. Wonderful. I had everything on hand except I used fresh parsley and petite diced tomatoes. My kids ate it all up hence...

YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!!! I used organic chicken Better then Bouillon for the stock, added zucchini, used a half a head of cabbage, doubled the pasta and added a full quart more water (the pasta soak...