GREEN MINESTRONE

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Lora DiGs
from STATEN Island, NY

THIS IS AN EASY RECIPE COMES TOGETHER IN 20 MIN...TASTY N FILLING n JUST IN TIME FOR THE COLD WEATHER BRRRRRRR :)

serves 4-6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  •   2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  •   5 slice
    bacon, choppd
  •   1 medium
    onion, choppd
  •   2 stalk(s)
    celery, choppd
  •   2 clove
    garlic, smashd
  •   1 large
    zucchini, diced
  •   1 large
    bay leaf
  •   1/2 tsp
    salt
  •   1/4 tsp
    blk pepper
  •   6 c
    chickn broth
  •   1 can(s)
    garbanzo beans (not draind 15 oz)
  •   1 can(s)
    white cannellini beans ( not draind 15 oz)
  •   1 c
    fresh green beans 1 1/2 " pieces (can use more)
  •   1 c
    any small pasta (mini penne, ditalini or mini shells)
  •   6 large
    leaves of basil torn or a tsp of pesto
  •   2 c
    fresh spinach, washd n torn
  •   1 c
    parmesan cheese, divided
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How To Make

  • 1
    HEAT OLIVE OIL IN LARGE POT N ADD CHOPPD BACON N COOK FOR 3 MINUTES.
  • 2
    NOW ADD ONIONS, CELERY, GARLIC, BAY LEAF, AND ZUCCHINI N SEASON WITH S n P. STIRRING N COOK FOR 5 MINUTES
  • 3
    ADD WHITE BEANS N GARBANZO BEANS N CHICKN BROTH COVER N BRING TO A BOIL.
  • 4
    ADD PASTA N GREEN BEANS N COOK FOR 8 MORE MINUTES. REMOVE BAY LEAVES!
  • 5
    STIR IN SPINACH TO WILT ...ONE MORE MINUTE.
  • 6
    STIR IN 1/2 CUP GRATED CHEESE (OTHER 1/2CUP FOR INDIVIDUAL BOWLS) n STIR IN BASIL OR PESTO IF USING (I USED A FROZEN CHUNK OF PESTO ;)
  • 7
    LADLE INTO BOWLS N TOP WITH GRATD CHEESE...ENJOY :)
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