Minestrone II

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By RC :)
from Reading, PA

List of ingredients is long, but the soup is easy to make! Lighten the ingredients by using low-sodium products.

serves 8 - 10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  •   1 Tbsp
    butter or margarine
  •   1 large
    onion, chopped (1 cup)
  •   1 c
    chopped mushrooms
  •   1 c
    carrots, sliced
  •   2 clove
    minced garlic
  •   1 c
    v-8 or tomato juice
  •   4 1/2 c
    water
  •   2 tsp
    beef bouillon granules
  •   2 tsp
    chicken bouillon granules
  •   1-14 oz. can(s)
    petite diced tomatoes
  •   1-14 oz. can(s)
    italian style petite diced tomatoes
  •   1-15 oz. can(s)
    garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  •   1-15 oz. can(s)
    cannelini beans, rinsed and drained
  •   1 tsp
    sugar
  •   1/2 c
    ditalini pasta, uncooked
  •   1/4 c
    sliced black olives
  •   1 tsp
    italian seasoning
  •   1/2 tsp
    pepper
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How To Make

  • 1
    Melt butter in a large pot. Add onion, mushrooms, and carrots. Cook, stirring frequently, until carrots are crisp-tender.
  • 2
    Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the pasta, beans and olives. Bring to a boil.
  • 3
    Reduce heat and simmer for appx. an hour. Add beans and simmer for an additional 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Add pasta and olives and simmer until pasta is just cooked.
  • 5
    Recipe can easily be made in a crock-pot, cooking on high for 2 or 3 hours before adding the beans, pasta and olives.
  • 6
    Serve with grated parmesan cheese.
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