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Sweet Potato Minestrone

 Sweet Potato Minestrone
I don't cook as much now that our daughters are on their own. But when I do, this is the recipe I reach for.—Helen Vail, Glenside, Pennsylvania
14 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium beef or vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 6 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 package (7 ounces) small pasta shells
  • 2 cups frozen peas

Directions

  • In a soup kettle, combine the broth, water, sweet potatoes, onion,
  • garlic and Italian seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover
  • and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Return to a boil. Add the cabbage, pasta and peas; cook for 8-10
  • minutes or until the pasta and vegetables are tender. Yield: 14
  • servings (about 3-1/2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 127 calories, 1 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 67 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1-1/2 starch.