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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 each: 467 calories, 27g fat (12g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 1602mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 20g protein.

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