Minestrone with Italian Sausage

Minestrone with Italian Sausage

Need a hearty warmer-upper? Make a one-pot soup packed with meat, beans and pasta to satisfy hungry appetites.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

7

servings

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
lb bulk sweet Italian sausage
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
medium carrots, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
2
teaspoons dried basil leaves
2
teaspoons finely chopped garlic
5 1/4
cups Progresso® beef flavored broth (from two 32-oz cartons)
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (15.5 oz) great northern beans, drained, rinsed
1
cup uncooked small elbow macaroni (3 1/2 oz)
1
medium zucchini, cut lengthwise in half, then cut into 1/4-inch slices (1 cup)
1
cup Green Giant® frozen cut green beans
  1. In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage, onion, carrots, basil and garlic; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir broth, tomatoes and great northern beans into sausage mixture. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in macaroni, zucchini and frozen green beans. Heat to boiling. Cook over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are hot and macaroni is tender.
Makes 7 servings (1 1/2 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
It's easy to make this soup meatless. Simply substitute an additional can of great northern beans or your favorite canned beans for the sausage and use vegetable broth instead of beef broth.
Special Touch
Top each serving with a little chopped fresh basil or a fresh basil sprig for an extra burst of color and flavor.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 380
    • (Calories from Fat 140),
  • Total Fat 16g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 1400mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g
    • (Dietary Fiber 6g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 20g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 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;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.