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Forgotten Minestrone Recipe
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Forgotten Minestrone Recipe

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Free-lance writer Marsha Ransom of South Haven, Michigan can be composing an article while her full-flavored soup is simmering. "I sprinkle servings with Parmesan cheese and serve with garlic bread," she reports.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced dried parsley
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons salt, optional
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground thyme
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 medium zucchini, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without salt and cheese) equals 203 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 335 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first nine ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Add the zucchini, cabbage, beans and macaroni; cover and cook on high for 30-45 minutes or until macaroni and vegetables are tender. Sprinkle servings with cheese if desired. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Forgotten Minestrone in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p23

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without salt and cheese) equals 203 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 335 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.

Reviews for Forgotten Minestrone(8)

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Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

Love it. Had to substitute beans for the garbanzo as my husband thinks he doesn't like them.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

I had seen all the negative reviews, but still thought the overall recipe was good. Substituted beef broth and cannelini beans and it was wonderful!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2011

I have been wanting to make th is recipe for years. First, I didn't add all 28 oz of canned tomatoes, I added one 14.5 oz of canned tomatoes, and added about 14 oz chicken broth. I didn't like the zucchini or the chick peas that it called for, and instead would have added potatoes. Other than that my kids really enjoyed it, especially my 2 year old daughter.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2010

I didn't enjoy this recipe at all, too "herby" for my taste.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2009

This soup was very good. I like all the veggies in it. Better the next day.

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