Quick Minestrone

Quick Minestrone

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Janice Webb


This is a quick, easy and tasty dinner.


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10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 28 oz
    tomatoes, canned italian-style and diced
  • 2 c
  • 1 can(s)
    garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 c
    dried rigatoni or penne pasta
  • 1 c
    low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 3/4 c
    chopped yellow sweet pepper
  • 2 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 2-3 c
    baby spinach
  • ·
    shaved parmesan cheese (optional)

How to Make Quick Minestrone


  1. In a Dutch Oven combine tomatoes, water, garbanzo beans, pasta, broth, sweet pepper and Italian seasoning.
  2. Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 10 minutes or until pasta is just tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir spinach into soup.
  4. If desired, top ladled soup with shaved Parmesan cheese.
  5. TIP: For a heartier version of this soup, substitute browned Italian Sausage or cut-up cooked chicken for the garbanzo beans. Vary the greens by swapping chopped fresh chard or kale for the spinach.

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About Quick Minestrone

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #minestrone

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