Easy Camping Minestrone

Easy Camping Minestrone Recipe

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Annelise Friedman


This recipe is known as Garden Patch Minestrone and comes from a Betty Crocker cook book.


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35 Min
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2 Tbsp
olive oil
2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
stalks celery, thinly sliced
small onion, chopped
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
medium zucchini, chopped
1 Tbsp
dried basil
1 5.6 oz box
hamburger helper
1 15 oz. can(s)
dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
5 c
1 14.5 oz can(s)
diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained

How to Make Easy Camping Minestrone


  • 1AT HOME:
  • 2Chop the vegetables & place them in zip lock bags. Refrigerate/freeze them prior to leaving for the trip.
  • 3Combine powder spices and place in a zip lock bag.
  • 4AT CAMP:
  • 5Light a generous amount of briquettes.
  • 6Lightly oil or spray dutch oven.
  • 7Saute oil, carrots, celery, onion and garlic over a full compliment of coals until vegetables are almost tender, about 10 minutes.
  • 8Move bottom coals to a ring around base of dutch oven. Stir in zucchini, basil, uncooked pasta and sauce mix (from Hamburger Helper box), beans, tomatoes and water.
  • 9Cover lid with as many coals as needed to bring soup to strong bubble. Simmer for 35-40 minutes or until vegetables are cooked the way you like them. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

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