Sunday, January 6, 2008

Tomato Minestrone Soup

I made a large pot of this soup, which means a week worth of healthy lunches for me. This soup is so good, I didn't even realize I was eating healthy. This recipe comes highly recommended.


1/2 cup chopped onion

1 garlic clove, minced

3 1/2 cups water

2 (10.5 oz each) cans beef broth

2 1/2 cups Navy beans and split peas

1 can (6 oz) Tomato Paste

1/4 cup chopped fresh Parsley

1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

1 teaspoon dried basil leaves

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 cup dried pasta (I used bow tie and shells)

1 package (16 oz) frozen mixed Italian vegetables

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


If beans are dried, soak overnight in water. Saute onion and garlic in saucepan until onion is translucent. Stir in water, broth, beans, tomato paste, parsley, oregano, pepper, basil, and pasta. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Mix in vegetables and cook an additional 15 minutes. Serve with cheese.

Servings: 5 - 6

Source: "25 Years of Favorite Brand Name Recipes" Cookbook

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