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Minestrone Soup

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 20 mins

 1/4 c olive oil
 1 med onion, chopped
 1 med carrot, chopped
 1 med celery stalk, chopped
 2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
 1 c chopped fresh tomatoes
 1 med zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces
 1 bunches kale or escarole, chopped
 1 c canned cannellini beans, drained
 1/2 c freshly grated parmesan cheese

In a large pot, heat 1/4 c oil over med heat.


Add onion, carrot, and celery Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste


Cook, stirring often, for 10-15 min or until vegetables begin to soften and darken around the edges


Add potatoes


Sprinkle with salt and pepper


Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-10 min or until vegetables are nicely browned


Add 6 c water, stirring to scrape up any brown bits from bottom of pot. Add tomatoes, bring to a boil and then lower heat to a simmer


Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 15 min


Add zucchini and kale, raising heat if necessary to keep mixture at a steady bubble.


Cook until vegetables are very tender, another 10-15 min. Stir in beans


Cook for 3-4 min


Add salt and pepper, if needed


Serve with Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of oil

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Serves 6

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 280
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g20%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 290mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 33g11%

Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Protein 8g16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.