Main-Dish Minestrone

Main-Dish Minestrone

Colorful vegetables and tender pasta swimming in a flavorful broth is a one-pan dinner with mass appeal.

Prep Time

50

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

3/4
cup water
1
cup chopped onions
2
small unpeeled red potatoes, cubed (1 cup)
1/2
cup chopped carrot
1/2
cup chopped celery
1/3
cup chopped green bell pepper
2
large cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant® frozen spinach
1/4
cup uncooked rosamarina or orzo pasta (1 1/2 oz) or 1/4 cup broken spaghetti (1 oz)
2
cans (14 oz each) chicken broth
1
can (15 oz) cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (8 oz) no-salt-added tomato sauce
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley or 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
  1. In 4-quart nonstick saucepan or Dutch oven, heat water to boiling over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add potatoes, carrot, celery, bell pepper and garlic; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling.
  2. Reduce heat; simmer about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes and pasta are tender.
Makes 6 servings (1 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
We've used a minimum of salt in this recipe. Feel free to season to suit your taste.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (1 Cup))
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 15),
  • Total Fat 1 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 720mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 33g
    • (Dietary Fiber 7g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 12g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.