Minestrone with Beans

Make a hearty meal from a veggie- and bean- packed soup.

  • prep time 55 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 8

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
large onion, chopped
2
stalks celery, sliced
2
garlic cloves, minced
3
cups coarsely chopped cabbage
2
medium carrots, sliced
5 1/4
cups Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from two 32-oz. cartons)
2 cups water
1 1/2
teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cups Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen cut green beans
2
small zucchini, sliced
2
(15.5-oz.) cans red beans, drained, rinsed
3
oz. (1 cup) uncooked rotini (spiral pasta)
  • 1 Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, celery and garlic; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add cabbage, carrots, broth, water, Italian seasoning and pepper; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Return to a boil. Add all remaining ingredients; mix well. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until vegetables and rotini are tender, stirring occasionally. If desired, season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    210
    (
    Calories from Fat
    45),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    700mg
    700%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    32g
    32%
    (Dietary Fiber
    7g
    7%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    10g
    10%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    110%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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