For a quick lunch or easy dinner recipe, make this hearty minestrone. It brims with al dente pasta and colorful fresh vegetables.
Italian seasoning, vegetable or chicken stock
diced tomatoes with Italian herbs: $1.89yellow sweet pepper $2.00dry rigatoni: $0.30garbanzo beans: $1.19baby spinach: $0.75total: $6.13cost per serving: $1.53
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.