Hearty Beef, Pasta, and Spinach Minestrone

Hearty Beef, Pasta, and Spinach Minestrone

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 1997

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)


  • 1/2 pound ground round
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 1 (4.4-ounce) package minestrone soup mix (such as Lipton's Kettle Creations)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked ditalini (very short tubular macaroni)
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry


Cook ground round in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until the meat is browned, stirring to crumble. Drain well, and return meat to pan. Stir in water, stewed tomatoes, and soup mix, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and sim-mer, uncovered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in ditalini and chopped spinach, and simmer for 7 minutes or until the pasta is tender.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 281
  • Calories from fat: 12%
  • Fat: 3.7g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Carbohydrate: 40.4g
  • Fiber: 5.6g
  • Cholesterol: 32mg
  • Iron: 4.9mg
  • Sodium: 851mg
  • Calcium: 129mg

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