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Minestrone Recipe

Looking for an easy Minestrone recipe? Learn how to make Minestrone using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by hearmegrrl

Makes 8 servings



Yummy tomato based soup with lots of healthy ingredients

Recipe Ingredients for Minestrone

28 ounce diced tomatoes
32 ounce organic free range chicken broth
3 oz ground pork, cooked and crumbled
15 ounce butter beans
15 ounce red kidney beans
16 oz pasta
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
16 ounce frozen green beans
5 ounce fresh spinach or one 10-ounce box frozen spinach
1/2 cup (2 ounces) fresh Parmesan, grated

Recipe Directions for Minestrone

  1. Cook sausage over high heat ? crisp/blacken both sides. (cast iron works awesome for this) and cut into bite sized pieces.

  2. In a large pot, over medium heat, bring the tomatoes and their liquid to a simmer. Cook for 2 minutes.

  3. Add the sausage, broth, white beans, and kidney beans and bring back to a simmer. If using frozen spinach, add the block now. Cook until thawed.

  4. Add the salt, pepper, spices, and dry pasta. Simmer until pasta is tender, about 15 minutes.

  5. Add the green beans and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. If using fresh spinach, add this now and stir until wilted.

  6. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with the Parmesan.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 467.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
490
Calories from Fat
44
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.9g
8%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
566mg
24%
Potassium
1584mg
45%
Total Carbohydrates
83.9g
28%
Dietary Fiber
14.3g
57%
Sugars
5.9g
Protein
30.2g
Vitamin A 62% Vitamin C 70%
Calcium 19% Iron 49%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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