Minestrone

Minestrone Recipe
Photo: John Kernick
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Worthy of a special occasion

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Other: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 310
Caloriesfromfat 20 %
Fat 7 g
Satfat 4 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Sodium 590 mg
Carbohydrate 43 g
Fiber 11 g
Sugars 8 g
Protein 25 g

Ingredients

1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 32-ounce container vegetable or low-sodium chicken broth
1 15-ounce can cannellini (or other white) beans
1 15-ounce can kidney beans (optional)
1 9- or 16-ounce package frozen green beans
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 5-ounce bag fresh spinach or one 10-ounce box frozen spinach, thawed
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Parmesan
Crusty bread

Preparation

In a large pot, over medium heat, bring the tomatoes and their liquid to a simmer. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the broth, white beans, and kidney beans (if using) and bring to a simmer. Add the green beans and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the salt, pepper, and spinach and stir until wilted. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with the Parmesan. Serve with the bread.

Note:

Kate Merker,

October 2006
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