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Classic Minestrone

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish 25 mins
Classic Minestrone
Ingredients
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1  medium onion, chopped
  • 1  tablespoon  extra virgin olive oil
  • 1  large yellow sweet pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1  medium zucchini, coarsely chopped
  • 2 14  ounce can  beef broth
  • 1 15  ounce can  cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8  ounces  green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1  cup  dried mostaccioli
  • 1/4  cup  coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • 2  medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 2  cups  fresh baby spinach leaves
  •  Shaved Parmesan cheese
Directions

1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven cook garlic and onion in hot oil until tender. Add sweet pepper, zucchini, broth, and 2 cups water. Bring to boiling. Rinse and drain beans. Add drained beans and pasta; return to boil. Reduce heat. and simmer, covered, for 10 to 12 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.

2. Stir in tomatoes, spinach, and fresh basil (if using). Remove from heat. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper.

3. Top with Parmesan cheese. Serves 6.

Nutrition Facts (Classic Minestrone)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 181,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 33,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 7,
  • sugar (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 11,
  • vit. A (IU) 1701,
  • vit. C (mg) 77,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 105,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 621,
  • Potassium (mg) 568,
  • calcium (mg) 71,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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