Minestrone Soup

When soup is loaded with tomatoes, beans and veggies, it doesn't have to simmer for hours to get great flavor!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ whole tomatoes, undrained
1
can (15 to 16 oz) great northern beans, undrained
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ red kidney beans, undrained
1
can (15.25 oz) Green Giant™ whole kernel corn, undrained
2
medium stalks celery, thinly sliced (1 cup)
1
small zucchini, sliced (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
cup shredded cabbage
1/2
cup uncooked elbow macaroni or broken spaghetti
1 1/4
cups water
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
2
vegetable bouillon cubes
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat all ingredients except cheese to boiling, breaking up tomatoes; reduce heat to low.
  • 2 Cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until macaroni and vegetables are tender. Serve with cheese.

Expert Tips

For a delicious vegetarian meal, sprinkle the hot soup with chopped fresh parsley instead of the cheese.

All this meal needs is multigrain bread slices spread with garlic butter and a spinach salad tossed with poppy seed dressing.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
920mg
920%;
Total Carbohydrate
65g
65%
(Dietary Fiber
14g
14%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
40%;
Exchanges:
4 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; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.