Minestrone Soup

Number of Servings: 8 (641g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 1 hour
Minestrone Soup

Packed with vegetables, this healthy preparation of a classic soup is a perfect, cozy meal for the first chill of fall. Using low-sodium canned ingredients where possible makes this a simple meal to prepare.

Tip: You can cook the pasta separately and add only what you need if you prefer firm pasta.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1⅓ cup chopped onion
  • 1½ cup chopped celery
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 4¾ cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 lb. tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup canned red kidney beans
  • 1½ cups peas
  • 1½ cups green beans
  • 2 Tbsp. hot sauce
  • 11 cups water
  • 2 cups ditalini pasta

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan. Add garlic, onion, and celery, and sauté until soft (5 minutes).
  2. Add remaining ingredients except pasta and stir. Bring to boil and reduce heat, cover, and simmer until vegetables are tender (45 minutes).
  3. Add uncooked pasta and simmer until pasta is al dente (10 minutes).

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 641g

Amount per serving
Calories 325
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 270mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 10g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 6g
Protein 11g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 96mg 8%
Iron 3.8mg 20%
Potassium 865mg 20%
Vitamin A 210.1mcg 25%
Vitamin C 44.1mg 50%
Vitamin E 2.5mg 20%
Vitamin K 44.7mcg 40%
Thiamin 0.6mg 50%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 3.1mg 20%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 230.3mcg 58%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 4.2mcg 15%
Chloride 237.2mg 10%
Pantothenate 0.5mg 20%
Phosphorus 122.9mg 10%
Iodine 0.5mcg 0%
Magnesium 53.4mg 15%
Zinc 0.9mg 10%
Selenium 2.8mcg 6%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 0.5mg 20%
Chromium 0.5mcg 2%
Molybdenum 34.4mcg 80%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Water, Tomatoes, Ditalini (semolina (wheat), Durum Wheat Flour. Vitamins/minerals: Vitamin B3 (niacin), Iron (ferrous Sulfate), Vitamin B1 (thiamine Mononitrate), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Folic Acid), Cabbage, Kidney Beans (kidney Beans, Water, Salt), Onion, Green Peas, Celery, Tomato Paste, Green Beans, Carrots, Olive Oil, Hot Pepper Sauce (distilled Vinegar, Red Pepper, Salt), Parsley, Garlic.

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