Garden Patch Minestrone

Garden Patch Minestrone

Chock-full of bright vegetables, pasta, and beans, this homemade soup has all the right stuff.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

7

servings

2
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
2
medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
1
small onion, chopped (1/3 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
medium zucchini or yellow summer squash, cut in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1
box Hamburger Helper® beef pasta
1
can (15 oz) Progresso® cannellini or dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
5
cups hot water
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Makes 7 servings (1 1/2 cups each)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 220
    • (Calories from Fat 45),
  • Total Fat 4 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 790mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 36g
    • (Dietary Fiber 6g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 8g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 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;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.