Recipe by Cooking Light magazine
"This minestrone is a breeze to whip up. Try it with crusty sourdough bread and Caesar salad."
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1 (14.5 ounce) can
no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained and chopped
1 (4.4 ounce) package
minestrone soup mix
uncooked ditalini (very short tubular macaroni)
1 (10 ounce) package
frozen chopped spinach - thawed, drained and squeezed dry
My wife and I really enjoyed this Minestrone recipe. The preparation was a breeze and it created such an enticing aroma while it was cooking. I would defintely recommend this to anyone who likes a good hearty stew.
We did make a few minor alterations to the original recipe...I added some minced garlic, italian spice and cracked pepper to the dutch oven as it cooked. It was excellent!!!
OK, but not great.
Very tasty, quick and easy to make. I make this soup at least once a month during the winter. I sometimes substiute lean ground turkey and no one notices a difference in the taste. I always substitute lowfat beef broth for the water. Usually serve this with crusty Italian bread or corn bread. I often double the recipe so that I can freeze some, but when I do I leave out the pasta since it tends to become mushy. I add the pasta when I get ready to reheat and serve.
Very tasty, and so easy to make too! I substituted stew beef for ground round and added a can of tomato paste and some pepper, italian seasoning, and grated parmesan. I will make this one again for sure.
Great recipe. Easy to make, tastes great. I added more macaroni to fill the soup up. The sourdough bread dipped in it was fabulous. I'll be making this again!
This minestrone is very easy to make. It is also very delicious if you like spinach (which my husband and I do). It is good if you let it cook a little bit longer on low like a sauce or chili. This dish is very tasty and nutritious. I will definitely make this dish again.
Excellent flavor - does not taste like 'packaged' soup. Ground turkey works great too. One of our favorite cold night meals... with a crusty bread
This is a great recipe, now a family favorite. I do want to note that I kick it up with chicken broth, seasoning, garlic and most importantly some Parmesan/Romano cheese. Otherwise, its a little plain, but still deserves 5 stars.
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