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Two-Bean Minestrone

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  • 10 min prep time
  • 8 hr 25 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Enjoy this two bean soup that's made using Progresso® chicken broth and Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers™ mixed vegetables - slow-cooked for a comforting dinner at home!

Ingredients

1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ dark red kidney beans, drained
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
1
bag (12 oz) Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen mixed vegetables
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
1
can (11.5 oz) vegetable juice
1
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/2
cup uncooked elbow macaroni
6
teaspoons refrigerated basil pesto (from 7-oz container)

Steps

  • 1 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix all ingredients except macaroni and pesto in cooker.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 3 Stir in macaroni. Cover; cook on Low heat setting about 15 minutes longer or until macaroni is tender. Top each serving with 1 teaspoon of pesto.
  • 1 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix all ingredients except macaroni and pesto in cooker.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 3 Stir in macaroni. Cover; cook on Low heat setting about 15 minutes longer or until macaroni is tender. Top each serving with 1 teaspoon of pesto.

Expert Tips

Minestrone is traditionally served with a generous sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese, so pass a dish of Parmesan cheese when you serve this hearty soup.

Italian gelato and biscotti cookies would be a sweet ending to this Italian-themed dinner.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
720mg
30%
Total Carbohydrate
58g
19%
Dietary Fiber
13g
53%
Sugars
7g
7%
Protein
17g
17%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%
70%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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