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Spinach Minestrone Recipe
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Spinach Minestrone Recipe

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"Sprinkle grated Parmesan on bowls of this flavorful soup that's chock-full of spinach, beans and pasta," recommends Gladys De Boer from her home in Castleford, Idaho. "Breadsticks are an easy accompaniment," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed

Nutritional Facts

One 1-cup serving equals 143 calories, 0 fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan coated with cooking spray, saute onion and garlic until tender. Add the broth, beans, tomatoes, carrots, macaroni and oregano. Cook until vegetables and macaroni are tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Stir in spinach; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5-10 minutes. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Spinach Minestrone in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p45

Nutritional Facts

One 1-cup serving equals 143 calories, 0 fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

As soon as I added the spinach I had to add 2 more cups of Chicken Broth! It tasted really good with a sprinkle or two of Parm cheese!! I substituted black beans for the kidney beans!

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Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

I added extra broth and waited until the broth was heated to add the macaroni. very tasty and a good low sodium alternative.

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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

absolutely delicious!! I wouldn't change a thing.

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Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

I'm sorry I meant Shallots, not scallions!

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Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

My husband loved it! Very healthy for us all too!

I used 3 scallions instead of one onion, and I also put in 1 cup of elbow noodles, instead of 1/2cup. I also used a tsp. oregano and added some salt and pepper and I used fresh spinach, not frozen. We sprinkled shredded Romano Cheese on top and served w/ Ritz Crackers. Very Good Dinner!

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