Quick Fall Minestrone

Number of Servings: 8 (376 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 20 min.

Low-sodium canned beans and quick-cooking orzo make this recipe cook up quite speedily. To save even more prep time, use fresh prepared or frozen vegetables.


  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2½ cups (¾") cubed, peeled, butternut squash
  • 2½ cups (¾") cubed, peeled, baking potato
  • 1 cup (1") cut green beans (about ¼ lb.)
  • ½ cup diced carrot
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • ½ cup uncooked orzo
  • 1 (16 oz.) can cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup (2 oz.) grated fresh parmesan cheese


  1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté until tender (2½ minutes).
  2. Add broth and the next 7 ingredients (broth through salt); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer (3 minutes).
  3. Add kale, orzo, and beans; cook until orzo is done and vegetables are tender (5 minutes). Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 376 g

Amount per serving
Calories 210
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 425mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 5g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 26g
Protein 8g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 154.5mg 10%
Iron 2.4mg 10%
Potassium 670mg 15%
Vitamin A 409.9mcg 45%
Vitamin C 31.9mg 35%
Vitamin E 1.3mg 6%
Vitamin K 70.3mcg 60%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 3.2mg 20%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 94mcg 24%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 4%
Biotin 1.1mcg 4%
Chloride 140.7mg 6%
Pantothenate 0.5mg 0%
Phosphorus 164.7mg 15%
Iodine 0.4mcg 0%
Magnesium 65.9mg 15%
Zinc 1.2mg 10%
Selenium 3.8mcg 8%
Copper 0.4mg 45%
Manganese 0.5mg 20%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 29.6mcg 70%

* 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.


Low Sodium Vegetable Broth (water, Organic Carrots, Organic Celery, Organic Onions, Organic Leeks, Organic Tomato Puree (organic Tomatoes, Sea Salt, Citric Acid), Organic Mushrooms, Organic Garlic, Organic Spices, Organic Sea Salt), Potatoes, Butternut Squash, White Beans (white Beans, Water, Potassium Chloride, And Salt), Onion, Green Beans, Orzo (semolina (wheat), Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate (iron), Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Carrots, Kale, Parmesan Cheese ((pasteurized Part-skim Cow's Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Cellulose Powder Added To Prevent Caking, Potassium Sorbate To Protect Flavor), Soybean Oil, Garlic, Salt, Black Pepper, Oregano.

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