Garden Patch Minestrone
Chock-full of bright vegetables, pasta, and beans, this homemade soup has all the right stuff.
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
small onion, chopped (1/3 cup)
cloves garlic, finely chopped
medium zucchini or yellow summer squash, cut in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
box Hamburger Helper™ beef pasta
can (15 oz) Progresso™ cannellini or dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
cups hot water
In 5-quart Dutch oven or stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, onion and garlic; cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are almost tender.
Stir in zucchini, basil, uncooked pasta and sauce mix (from Hamburger Helper box), beans, tomatoes and hot water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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