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Minestrone Soup for a Crowd

Minestrone Soup for a Crowd
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12

This vegetable-and-pasta soup is a genius go-to for feeding a big group—it’s hearty, delicious and ready in three simple steps! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
small zucchini, chopped (2 cups)
2
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
2
medium celery stalks, chopped (1 cup)
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, undrained
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups) or 4 cups 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
cups uncooked rotini, mostaccioli and shell pasta mixture

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 8-quart nonstick Dutch oven with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add garlic and onion; cook about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender.
  • 2
    Stir in remaining ingredients except pasta. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 45 minutes.
  • 3
    Heat to boiling. Stir in pasta. Return to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 10 to 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.

Expert Tips

  • This soup goes great with focaccia and sliced cheese. Then for dessert, spumoni ice cream and Betty Crocker® brownies.
  • Enjoy with ready-made pesto and grated Parmesan cheese from the dairy or deli section of your grocery store.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
10
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 g
Saturated Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
950 mg
Potassium
510 mg
Total Carbohydrate
27 g
Dietary Fiber
3 g
Protein
6 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
24%
24%
Vitamin C
22%
22%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
12%
12%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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