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Minestrone Soup

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 3 cups diced onion
  • 1 quart tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can green beans 15 oz
  • 1 can kidney beans 15 oz
  • 1 can white beans 15 oz
  • 1 cup chopped green cabbage
  • 1 T salt
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 4 T beef bullion
  • 10 cups water
  • 1/2 cup brown rice uncooked
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup macaroni or shell noodles uncooked
  • 1-2 cups chopped zucchini

Instructions

  • Saute carrots, onion and celery in olive oil.
  • Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and cans of beans (drained).
  • Add all ingredients from cabbage to brown rice and simmer for 35 minutes on low.
  • Next add peas, spinach, noodles and zucchini.
  • Simmer for 15 more minutes.
  • Be sure not to overcook or the beans will suffer.
  • Garnish soup with parmesan cheese if desired.

Notes

This recipe freezes well but don't add the noodles if you plan to freeze the soup. The noodles don't freeze well.