Great Northern Minestrone



a great healthy vegetarian soup...great for cool fall dinners


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  • 1 c
    idaho great northern beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp
    garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried basil
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp
  • ·
    pepper to taste
  • ·
    leftover ham or beef bones
  • 16 oz
    tomatoes, canned with juice
  • 4 c
    vegetables, thinly sliced (carrots, zucchini, celery, cabbage)
  • 1/2 c
    small pasta
  • 1/4 c
    chopped parsley
  • ·
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 can(s)
    whole green beans

How to Make Great Northern Minestrone


  1. Add beans to 3 cups boiling water; boil for 2 minutes.
  2. Cover and let stand 1 to 4 hours.
  3. Drain and rinse well.
  4. Place beans in kettle.
  5. Add 6 cups water, onion, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, pepper and ham or beef bones.
  6. Bring to boil.
  7. Cover and simmer 1 hour or until beans are almost tender.
  8. Add tomatoes, vegetables, macaroni and parsley, breaking up tomatoes.
  9. Cover and simmer 1/2 hour longer or until ingredients are done.
  10. Add more water if a thinner consistency is desired. Adjust seasonings.
  11. Serve with grated parmesan cheese. Makes 2 to 2-1/2 quarts.

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About Great Northern Minestrone

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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