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Speedy Minestrone

 Speedy Minestrone
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.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 1 package (24 ounces) frozen vegetable and pasta medley in garlic sauce
  • 1 pound Johnsonville® 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


  • 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.