Minestrone

Minestrone

Enjoy this hearty Minestrone soup that comes loaded with tomatoes, beans and veggies and is made easily on a stovetop in just 45 minutes!

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
large onion, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
1
medium green bell pepper, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
2
cans (14.5 oz each) Italian-style stewed tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
2
cans (14 oz each) vegetable broth
1
can (15 to 16 oz) dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1
cup uncooked small pasta shells (4 oz)
1
medium yellow summer squash or zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, cut crosswise into slices (1 1/2 cups)
1/4
cup basil pesto
Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired
  1. In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, broth and beans. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in pasta and squash. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Boil 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender. Top individual servings with pesto; swirl in slightly. Garnish with shredded Parmesan cheese if desired.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Both dark and light red kidney beans are widely available, and either can be used in this recipe--make it easy and use whatever is on hand.
Chicken Minestrone: Add 1 cup cubed cooked chicken or turkey with the pasta in step 3.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 460
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 1580mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 69g
    • (Dietary Fiber 12g,
    • Sugars 17g),
  • Protein 16g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.