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
No-Cook or Other


  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2
    2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2
    stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1
    small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1-2
    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


  1. AT HOME:
  2. Chop the vegetables & place them in zip lock bags. Refrigerate/freeze them prior to leaving for the trip.
  3. Combine powder spices and place in a zip lock bag.
  4. AT CAMP:
  5. Light a generous amount of briquettes.
  6. Lightly oil or spray dutch oven.
  7. Saute oil, carrots, celery, onion and garlic over a full compliment of coals until vegetables are almost tender, about 10 minutes.
  8. Move 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.
  9. Cover 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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