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Speedy Minestrone Recipe

Speedy Minestrone Recipe

Dona Hoffman of Addison, IL maximizes the potential of convenience products to create a hearty soup for cold winter nights. This full-bodied dish contains lots of beans, veggies and sausage, and the pasta mix ties everything together.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 1 package (24 ounces) frozen vegetable and pasta medley in garlic sauce
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/3 each) equals 467 calories, 27 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 1,602 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Reviews for Speedy Minestrone

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Reviewed Mar. 22, 2013

"don't overcook the pasta"

Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"I've made this several times. It's a great, tasty and easy recipe."

Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"Quick & Easy. My kids love it."

Reviewed Jun. 30, 2009

"love this recipe but had to make some changes. I can't seem to find the frozen vegetable and pasta medley in garlic sauce so I make my own. I use mixed vegetables, pasta and garlic powder."

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