Recipes and Cooking Healthy Minestrone 4.7 (13) Add your rating & review Leafy Swiss chard adds a bone-building mix of magnesium, manganese, and potassium to this Italian favorite. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 1, 2009 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 14 ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 ½ cup water 1 15 ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 1 medium zucchini, coarsely chopped 1 cup sliced carrots 3 cloves garlic, minced ¾ cup dried multigrain elbow macaroni 1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano or 1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed 6 cup coarsely torn, trimmed Swiss chard or 8 cups packaged fresh baby spinach leaves 1 14.5 ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes Directions In 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven cook onion in hot oil over medium heat until tender, stirring occasionally. Add broth, water, beans, zucchini, carrots, and garlic. Bring to boiling. Add pasta and dried oregano, if using. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Stir in Swiss chard. (If using spinach, stir in at the last with tomatoes.) Simmer, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes more or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes and fresh oregano, if using. Remove from heat. Season with salt and black pepper. Sprinkle with additional fresh oregano. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 162 Calories 3g Fat 30g Carbs 10g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 162 % Daily Value * Total Fat 3g 4% Sodium 554mg 24% Total Carbohydrate 30g 11% Total Sugars 6g Protein 10g Vitamin C 24.2mg 121% Calcium 70.7mg 5% Iron 2.3mg 13% Potassium 434mg 9% Folate, total 52.4mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.