Home-Style Minestrone

Enjoy this recipe made with Progresso® chicken broth, tomatoes and cannellini beans.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

1/4
cup extra-virgin olive oil
6
medium cloves garlic, chopped
2
cups finely chopped yellow onions (2 small)
1
cup diced celery (2 medium stalks)
1
cup diced carrots (2 medium)
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary or thyme leaves
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ cannellini beans, drained
1 1/2
cups Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, undrained (half of 28-oz can)
4
cups diced green or yellow zucchini (5 small)
1
cup uncooked tubetti pasta or other small tube pasta (4 oz)
2
cartons (32 oz each) Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, if desired
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 In 6-quart stockpot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir until garlic begins to brown. Stir in onions, celery and carrots; cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.
  • 2 Stir in rosemary, beans, tomatoes, zucchini, pasta and broth. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 20 minutes or until pasta is tender. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with cheese.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
720mg
720%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.