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30-Minute Minestrone Recipe
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30-Minute Minestrone Recipe

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"This simple, chunky soup is low in calories," Betty Claycomb of Alverton, Pennsylvania jots. "The beef broth's seasoned nicely, while the spinach adds a refreshing difference."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian stewed or diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 cup torn fresh spinach
  • 2/3 cup cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with sodium-free bouillon granules) equals 88 calories, 178 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 14 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm protein, 2 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

Directions

  1. In a 3-qt. saucepan, saute carrots, cabbage, celery, onion and garlic in oil for 5 minutes. Add water, tomatoes and bouillon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in spinach, macaroni and pepper; heat through. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as 30-Minute Minestrone in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p12

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with sodium-free bouillon granules) equals 88 calories, 178 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 14 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm protein, 2 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

Reviews for 30-Minute Minestrone

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

"Love this quick version of Minestrone soup.. Make it all the time after church for a quick hot lunch."

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"This soup is very easy to make and a hit with everyone. I add kidney beans. Definitely worth trying."

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