Garden Patch Minestrone

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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