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Minestrone

Minestrone
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Warm the oil in a large saucepan or stockpot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery and cook until tender but not brown, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the broth, water, beans, cabbage, pasta, potatoes, thyme, and salt. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, partially covered, 15 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, beans, and broccoli and cook 5 to 10 minutes more or until all the vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with Parmesan.
By February, 2002

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 230
  • Calcium 155mg
  • Carbohydrate 38g
  • Cholesterol 2mg
  • Fat 5g
  • Fiber 7g
  • Iron 4mg
  • Protein 11mg
  • Sat Fat 1g
  • Sodium 1137mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Parmesan Cheese
If you make a double batch so you can freeze half, remove the Parmesan rind before lading the soup into containers or heavy-duty zipper bags. Freeze them up to 6 months. The soup can be thawed and heated in the microwave.

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