Main-Dish Minestrone

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

  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

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.

Expert Tips

We've used a minimum of salt in this recipe. Feel free to season to suit your taste.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 Cup)
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
720mg
720%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
12g
12%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
25%;
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.