Savory Minestrone

Delicious minestrone soup made using some canned soups as a shortcut.

Yield: 4 servings
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  • 3 slice(s) bacon finely chopped
  • 1 cup(s) onion chopped
  • 1 cup(s) celery chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon(s) basil leaves crushed
  • 1 can(s) (101/2 oz) beef broth
  • 1 can(s) (11 1/2 oz) bean with bacon soup
  • 1 1/2 can(s) water
  • 1 can(s) (16 0z) tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup(s) small carrots cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup(s) uncooked small tube shaped macaroni
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 cup(s) cabbage cut in long, thin strips
  • 1 cup(s) zucchini cubed
  • 1-2 cup(s) french style green beans


  1. In large saucepan, start browning bacon. Add onion, celery, garlic and basil - cook until tender.
  2. Stir in canned soups, water, tomatoes, carrots, macaroni and salt. Bring to boil; cover. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
  3. *Add cabbage and zucchini; cook 10 minutes more or until done.
  4. * I add the french green beans if I don't have zucchini/cabbage.
  5. Stir occasionally.
January 2014

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