Classic Minestrone

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 6 Hours, 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 219
Fat 2 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Protein 13 g
Carbohydrate 40 g
Fiber 8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 824 mg

Ingredients

2 carrots, diced
2 ribs celery, sliced
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes with liquid
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 cup small shell pasta or macaroni
1 cup shredded escarole or kale
1 15.5-oz. can cannellini or navy beans, drained
Grated Parmesan, for serving, optional

Preparation

1. Combine carrots, celery, onion and garlic in slow cooker. Pour in broth and stir in tomatoes, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper and Italian seasoning. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

2. Thirty minutes before serving, stir in pasta, escarole and beans. Cover, increase heat to high and cook until pasta is tender, about 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot, sprinkled with Parmesan, if desired.

Note:

October 2011
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