This is excellent. I have made it twice in the past 2 wks. Tweaked it with 1/2 hot and 1/2 sweet sausage, added mushrooms, subst. escarole and no green beans. It's delicious!
Hearty Minestrone with Shells
amkara75 Posted: 12/03/09
littlehandbag Posted: 01/23/10
The best soup ever! Remember to put lots of Swiss Chard in it. I would make it on a cold, rainy day with your hubby or dinner with a bunch of your girlfriends. I served the dish with slices of toasted French bread.
PeggyR001 Posted: 02/27/10
I made this soup last night and my family loves it. I will definitely make this again.
cyndibooh Posted: 04/17/10
Authentic? Meh. Easy? Absolutely. Fast? Incredibly. Tasty and a current staple in the family menu. We use fresh spinach instead of the chard and usually add another can of beans. We have fresh baked bread with this.
mikcincy Posted: 01/31/12
I thought this was really good, but I had to add some "spices" to the soup. I added chopped parsley and seasoning salt. Also, I used Spinach and Fire Roasted Tomatoes.