Seafood Minestrone


This seafood version of the classic Italian soup uses shrimp, pasta, beans, and tomatoes. Serve this healthy 30-minute recipe when time is short.

Seafood Minestrone
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 leeks, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/2-inch thick

  • 2 14 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 cup water

  • 1 15 ounce can navy beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • 4 ounce broken dry linguini or fettuccini

  • 1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp and/or bay scallops

  • 4 Roma tomatoes, coarsely chopped

  • 1 cup fresh arugula or spinach

  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. In 4-quart Dutch oven cook garlic in oil for 15 seconds; add leeks. Cook and stir until tender. Add broth, water, beans, and thyme; bring to boiling. Add linguini. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 12 minutes or until pasta is just tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in seafood. Simmer 2 minutes or until seafood is just opaque. Divide among soup plates. Add tomatoes and arugula. Season to taste with pepper. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

442 Calories
7g Fat
57g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 442
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 172mg 57%
Sodium 1138mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 24.8mg 124%
Calcium 171.6mg 13%
Iron 7.6mg 42%
Potassium 981mg 21%
Folate, total 189.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*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.

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