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Garden Patch Minestrone

Chock-full of bright vegetables, pasta, and beans, this homemade soup has all the right stuff.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 7
 

Ingredients

2
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
2
medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
1
small onion, chopped (1/3 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
medium zucchini or yellow summer squash, cut in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1
box Hamburger Helper® beef pasta
1
can (15 oz) Progresso® cannellini or dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
5
cups hot water

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Steps

  • 1 In 5-quart Dutch oven or stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, onion and garlic; cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are almost tender.
  • 2 Stir in zucchini, basil, uncooked pasta and sauce mix (from Hamburger Helper box), beans, tomatoes and hot water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender.
  • 1 In 5-quart Dutch oven or stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, onion and garlic; cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are almost tender.
  • 2 Stir in zucchini, basil, uncooked pasta and sauce mix (from Hamburger Helper box), beans, tomatoes and hot water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
790mg
790%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.