Two-Bean Minestrone

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!

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 8 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ dark red kidney beans, drained
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ chick peas (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)

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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

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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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
720mg
720%;
Total Carbohydrate
58g
58%
(Dietary Fiber
13g
13%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
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 Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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