Main-Dish Minestrone

Colorful vegetables and tender pasta swimming in a flavorful broth is a one-pan dinner with mass appeal.

  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 17
  • servings 6

Ingredients

3/4
cup water
1
cup chopped onions
2
small unpeeled red potatoes, cubed (1 cup)
1/2
cup chopped carrot
1/2
cup chopped celery
1/3
cup chopped green bell pepper
2
large cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen spinach
1/4
cup uncooked rosamarina or orzo pasta (1 1/2 oz) or 1/4 cup broken spaghetti (1 oz)
2
cans (14 oz each) chicken broth
1
can (15 oz) cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (8 oz) no-salt-added tomato sauce
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley or 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
  • 1 In 4-quart nonstick saucepan or Dutch oven, heat water to boiling over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add potatoes, carrot, celery, bell pepper and garlic; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling.
  • 2 Reduce heat; simmer about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes and pasta are tender.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 Cup)
    Calories
    190
    (
    Calories from Fat
    15),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    1 1/2g
    1 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    0g,
    0%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    720mg
    720%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    33g
    33%
    (Dietary Fiber
    7g
    7%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    12g
    12%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    110%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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