Friday, October 17, 2008

Minestrone Soup

From Dinner on a Dime

I made this for the missionaries when they came over and it was a huge hit! The soup had a very hearty flavor and was filled with lots of healthy goodness. It had a lot of ingredients, and I had to stay near the pot while it was cooking, but this is definitely a soup I will be making again.

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion
2-3 carrots sliced into thin pennies
2-3 celery stalks, sliced into thin pennies
2 cans of tomatoes (feel free to use flavored or fresh!)
2 cans stock
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
2 tsp parsley
1 tsp salt
1 can beans (kidney or white)
1-2 cups of cabbage sliced thin
1/2 cup elbow macaroni

Saute onion, garlic, carrots, celery in the bottom of your soup pot. (Fewer dishes to clean later) Then add tomatoes, broth, spices and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add beans and 2 cups of cabbage. Simmer for 10 more minutes. Stir in thinly sliced zucchini and 1/2 cup of macaroni. Simmer 10 more minutes, and serve. Top with Parmesan or other hard cheese. Great with fresh bread!

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