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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 194 kcal
Author Jennifer Lynn-Pullman

Ingredients

  • 2 thin strips of bacon chopped fine
  • 1/2 chopped Vidalia onion
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 32 ounce can whole tomatoes
  • 1 10 ounce package of frozen mixed vegetables (example carrots, green beans, peas, corn)
  • 1 cup uncooked small salad macaroni or other small pasta
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • Few grains of pepper
  • 1 10 ounce can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 10 ounce can red kidney beans
  • Fresh parsley chopped fine
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  1. In a heavy saucepan cook bacon and oil with olive oil 2-3 minutes on medium heat until onion is translucent.
  2. Stir in broth, tomatoes (broken up) with juice, vegetables, macaroni, basil, and pepper.
  3. Bring soup to a boil of medium high heat.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer 10-12 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
  5. Stir in beans.
  6. Cook 2 minutes more.
  7. Sprinkle with parsley and cheese after portioned out.
Nutrition Facts
Minestrone Soup
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 507mg22%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 10g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.