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Microwave Minestrone Recipe

Microwave Minestrone Recipe

"This hearty soup is packed with vegetables and pasta," remarks Emma Magielda of Amsterdam, New York. "By the time I set the table, it's ready."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup each sliced carrots, celery and zucchini
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet yellow pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini or white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup medium pasta shells, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine the carrots, celery, zucchini, yellow pepper and onion. Drizzle with oil; toss to coat.
  • 2. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 9-11 minutes. Yield: 5 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 220 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 765mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 7g fiber), 9g protein

Reviews for Microwave Minestrone

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2010

"Excellent soup. I am one of those strange people who likes soup year-round, even when it's in the 90's. This was great in the microwave and I didn't have to heat up the kitchen."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2010

"I've made this soup a number of times, although I prefer to use a dutch oven and not the microwave. I double the recipe and then add another cup of beef broth and a 12-oz. can of V-8 juice, as I like more broth than it has as written. I also prefer small pasta shells. When I can't get cannellini beans, I substitute Great Northern beans. I use olive oil and often add several cloves minced garlic. This will make about 12 one-cup servings. Lovely, fresh Italian taste!"

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