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jeanne's minestrone soup

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Suzanne Ferguson
Henderson, NV

This recipe was given to me many years ago and I have made it traditionally on our Christmas tree decorating day. Serve with toasted cheesy french bread. Yum!

(1 rating)
yield 10 -12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For jeanne's minestrone soup

  • 2 pkg
    knorrs or mrs. grass vegetable soup mix
  • 1 pkg
    frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 can
    16oz tomatoe sauce
  • 1 can
    small kidney beans
  • 3-4
    chicken breasts, whole
  • 3-4 c
    vegetables you want, carrots, cauliflower, snow peas, potatoes
  • 1/2 c
    pasta, i like the colored cork screw
  • 9 c
  • 1 can
    small of chick peas
  • 1/2 tsp
    each of oregano and thyme or 2 tsps italian seasoning
  • fresh grated parmesan to garnish

How To Make jeanne's minestrone soup

  • 1
    Put soup mix, chicken, beans, chick peas and frozen spinach in pot of water and bring to a boil. Lower temp and simmer about an hour.
  • 2
    Remove chicken breasts. After they are cool enough to touch, remove bone and skin and shred. Put shredded chicken back in pot. Add whatever vegetables you have chosen. Add oregano and thyme or italian seasoning.
  • 3
    About 15 minutes later (vegetables should be just getting tender, but not done) add pasta. Cook another 20-30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle some fresh parmesan on soup when serving.