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Minestrone

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish 20 mins
Minestrone
Ingredients
  • 1 28  ounce can  diced tomatoes with Italian herbs
  • 2  cups  water
  • 1 14 - 15  ounce can  garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • 1  cup  low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1  medium  yellow sweet pepper, chopped
  • 2  teaspoons  Italian seasoning or 1 teaspoon each dried basil and garlic powder
  • 1  cup  dry rigatoni or penne pasta
  • 2 - 3  cups  baby spinach
  •  Shaved Parmesan and/or fresh basil (optional)
Directions

1. In a Dutch oven combine the tomatoes, water, beans, broth, sweet pepper, seasoning, and pasta. Bring to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, just until pasta is barely tender.

2. Stir in spinach. Ladle into soup bowls. Top with Parmesan cheese and/or fresh basil.

From the Test KitchenPantry:
  • Italian seasoning, vegetable or chicken stock
Shopping List:
  • diced tomatoes with Italian herbs: $1.89
  • yellow sweet pepper $2.00
  • dry rigatoni: $0.30
  • garbanzo beans: $1.19
  • baby spinach: $0.75
  • total: $6.13
  • cost per serving: $1.53
Change Up:
  • For a heartier version of this soup, substitute browned Italian sausage or cut-up chicken for the garbanzo beans. Vary the greens by swapping chopped fresh chard or kale for the spinach.
Nutrition Facts (Minestrone)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 234,
  • Fat, total (g) 2,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 46,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 7,
  • sugar (g) 12,
  • pro. (g) 10,
  • vit. A (IU) 3013,
  • vit. C (mg) 120,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 109,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 759,
  • Potassium (mg) 353,
  • calcium (mg) 141,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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