Minestrone Soup

This hearty and healthy soup is packed with protein.
Servings Prep Time
10servings 15minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Servings Prep Time
10servings 15minutes
Cook Time
45minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onionchopped
  • 1stalk celerydiced
  • 1 large carrotsliced
  • 2tbsp. oil
  • 1 large potatopeeled and chopped
  • 15oz. canned chopped tomatoes
  • 30oz. low-sodium vegetable or beef stock
  • 15oz. canned kidney beansdrained
  • 1tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2cup uncooked pasta(try ditalini or macaroni)
  • 2 small zucchinisliced
  • 1/2tsp. salt
  • 1/4tsp. ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a 5-quart saucepan over medium heat, cook onion, celery, and carrot in oil, stirring constantly until onion is soft but not browned.
  2. Add potato, tomatoes, stock, beans, and basil.
  3. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer. Cover for 15 minutes.
  4. Add pasta and zucchini. Cook another 15 minutes.
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Recipe Notes

  • Stock can be canned or made using bouillon. For each cup of stock needed, use 1 cup very hot water and 1 tsp. or 1 cube bouillon.
  • Use any vegetables you have on hand.
  • Add cooked meat, if desired.
  • Cook your own dry beans. One can (15 oz.) is about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups beans.

Source: http://foodhero.org/recipe/export/recipeprint/527?ver=bw