30-Minute Minestrone

30-Minute Minestrone

"This simple, chunky soup is low in calories. The broth's seasoned nicely, while the spinach adds a refreshing difference."
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  1. In a 3-qt. saucepan, saute carrots, cabbage, celery, onion and garlic in oil for 5 minutes. Add water, tomatoes and bouillon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Stir in spinach, macaroni and pepper; heat through.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One 1-cup serving (prepared with low-sodium bouillon) equals 88 calories, 178 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 14 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm protein, 2 gm fat. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.
  • (C) 2002 Reiman Media Group, Inc.

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Good recipe, however way too salty with all the bouillon. Just add some cooked beef (any form: roast, steak, low fat hamburger) to get that beefy taste, and omit the bouillon. If you save this f...

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Was decent, kind of lacking in the taste department. Needs some kind of seasoning to make it better. Was much better as leftovers the next day.

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Good recipe, however way too salty with all the bouillon. Just add some cooked beef (any form: roast, steak, low fat hamburger) to get that beefy taste, and omit the bouillon. If you save this f...

Delicious, quick soup. To reduce the sodium I used 4 cups of low sodium beef broth. I also added some sliced zucchini and shell macaroni instead of elbow since that's what I had on hand. The ...

My family really enjoyed this meal. We sprinkled some low-fat mozzarella on top and enjoyed it with some warm bread on the side. YUM!

Not bad, but like other reviewers I added alot more veggies than what the recipe called for including squash & cannelli beans. Also, the more ingredients meant adding more broth and tomatoes and...

This was an easy recipe for some hot soup. I actually made it a more hearty soup by adding extra macaroni, 4 crumbled beef patties (which I had on hand), and one can of Irish potatoes, cut into...

My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. I did make a couple changes. I added another can of italian stewed tomatoes and a can of garbanzo beans.This was really tasty with a crusty garlic br...

I was a little leary of eating this once I smelled it cooking. I'm not a big cooked-celery-person and that's all I could smell. But it was VERY GOOD! I think I will reduce the celery to 1/2 n...

Delicious! I added some Italian Squash and some fresh tomatoes as well :). The soup was just perfect!

This was really easy and a big hit! I recommend adding vegetable seasoning as well.

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