Classic Minestrone

  • smhsbn2005 Posted: 11/04/11
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    I love this recipe! I added frozen peas and an extra half cup of noodles to make it a little heartier and less soupy and it was very flavorful and filling. Makes enough for 3-4 servings for dinner and enough for 2 lunches the next day. The only thing I wish I had done was add the beans a little earlier than suggested since they came out a little firmer than I like but was still ok. Will definately use this recipe many more times because it was super easy to make and calls for ingredients that I already keep in my fridge/pantry.

  • JereneM Posted: 01/16/12
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    I sautéd gthe onions, garlic, celery and carrots for a few minutes before adding them to the crockpot. The soup turned out awesome. I will be fixing this one again.

  • KimW62 Posted: 01/20/12
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    Today is the 3rd time I've made this soup in a couple of months - it's easy, healthy, and tasty!

  • kellykeane Posted: 01/28/13
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    We love this recipe!!! I add extra pasta and Italian sausage. My family has no idea how good this is for them!!! There is never any leftovers with this dish!!!

  • CFreeman Posted: 01/05/13
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    I love this recipe! I make it for family and friends who are feeling under the weather because it is so healthy and as much a comfort food as chicken noodle soup. It is hard to find escarole in the south so I substitute fresh chopped baby spinach.

  • Jazzy1 Posted: 03/01/14
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    Super easy to make. Made a great soup and sandwich lunch.

  • robertaanne Posted: 04/13/14
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    I served this to my bridge group for a special luncheon. The response was overwhelmingly positive. It's so easy to prepare and the results are so worth it.

  • Scarlett007 Posted: 11/09/13
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    Gotta love this one, super easy! My tip is: I always drain AND Rise all beans, it helps to remove the salt they pkg everything in cans with. Also only buy reduced sodium tomatoes, just as tasty. I also like using the vegetable pastas, adds more color and flavor to all recipes. They come in lots of shapes now! I added 2 cans of rinsed and drained beans, because we love them and rarely can find ways to use them up*!* ENJOY**

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