Minestrone

Serve this classic Italian vegetable and pasta soup with Parmesan cheese, and crusty bread.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 1 hour 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped carrots
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • ¼ cup chopped spinach
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage
  • 32 oz. chicken broth
  • 2 cups sliced zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped, peeled tomatoes
  • 1 cup halved button mushrooms
  • ½ cup cut green beans
  • ½ cup broken spaghetti
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Sauté the onions, carrots, and celery in the olive oil over medium heat for 15 minutes.
  • Add garlic, spinach, and cabbage, and cook until greens are wilted. Add chicken broth, zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, and green beans. Bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes. Add the spaghetti and simmer 15 minutes more. Season soup with salt and pepper.