Merry Minestrone

Merry Minestrone

An array of veggies, beans and herbs packed into one flavorful side dish. Have this mouth-watering soup ready ahead of time and simply reheat to serve. Perfect for Italian cuisine!

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

1:40

Hr:Mins

Makes

10

servings

1
tablespoon vegetable oil
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
4
cups chicken broth or water
4
cups tomato juice
1
cup dry red wine or water
1
tablespoon dried basil leaves
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
small zucchini, chopped (2 cups)
2
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
2
medium stalks celery, chopped (1 cup)
1
can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
2
cans (15 to 16 ounces each) kidney, garbanzo or great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  1. Heat oil in 8-quart Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook garlic and onion in oil about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1 hour.
Makes 10 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Do-Ahead
Refrigerate minestrone tightly covered no longer than 48 hours. To reheat, cover and heat to boiling in 8-quart Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Variation
Stir in a 10-ounce package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed to drain, with the vegetables.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 175
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 3g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 1300mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 33g
    • (Dietary Fiber 8g,
  • Protein 12g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 1 Very Lean Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.