Spaghetti Minestrone

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Jen Everett
In just over 30 minutes, you can make homemade Spaghetti Minestrone. This hearty soup can easily be made ahead of time. Just warm on the stove before serving on busy weeknights.

Yield:

Serves: 6

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 184
Fat 6 g
Satfat 2 g
Protein 10 g
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 896 mg

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 carrot, diced
1 onion, chopped
2 ribs celery, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup canned white beans, rinsed and drained
12 green beans (about 2 1/2 oz.), cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 cup small cauliflower florets
1 1/2 cups cooked spaghetti, chopped
1 zucchini, sliced lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch-thick pieces
1 cup canned diced tomatoes, drained
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper
Grated Parmesan, for garnish

Preparation

1. Warm oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add carrot, onion and celery; cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Pour in broth, increase heat to high and bring to boil. Add both types of beans. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes.

2. Add cauliflower, spaghetti, zucchini and tomatoes. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes. Add parsley; season with salt and pepper. Garnish with Parmesan.

Note:

September 2013