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Hamburger Minestrone Recipe
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Hamburger Minestrone Recipe

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Any kind of convenient frozen mixed vegetables and any type of small pasta will work well in this dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup uncooked small pasta shells
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 324 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 1,427 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 25 g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Drain pasta and add to the pan; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Hamburger Minestrone in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p40

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 324 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 1,427 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 25 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

"I made this tonight and it was really easy and good. I left out the tomato paste because my dad doesn't like too much tomato. Also, I used low sodium beef broth, so I needed to add more salt. I like the idea of adding garlic. I would also like to try it with fresh veggies when I have time to chop them. I used white beans because I like those better than kidney beans. All in all, this was a quick and easy dinner on a cold night. I think it would taste even better if I had time for it to simmer longer. I am looking forward to tomorrow's leftovers!"

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

"Pretty good and easy"

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

"Made this twice now and it is very good. The only thing i do differently is add about a half jar of pasta sauce to it and let it simmer for a couple hours to develop the flavors. I like that its so easy and i dont have to chop stuff!"

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"I am a widow. My husband was the cook, I am not. When he passed, our daughter was just 22 months old. She is 7 now. I recently bought a whole bunch of taste of home cookbooks, wanting to teach myself for my daughters sake how to cook. This was the first recipe out of 8 books I just got I picked. Only thing I did different was not put the tomato paste in. I didn't measure. I eyeballed it. Used canned veggies, fresh carrots. BEST SOUP I never tasted! No joke. I am not even a soup person. But this, this is so good! Better then any resturaunt. A keeper!"

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

"This is the BEST minestrone soup recipe..hands down!"

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