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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Minestrone Soup

I love this recipe. It's easy and is a good leftover (remember that's a big deal 'cuz normally I hate leftovers).

15 oz. can tomato sauce
3 c. chicken or beef broth
32 oz. diced or stewed tomatoes
2-15 oz. cans. Kidney beans (or 1 can of Kidney and 1 can of Garbanzo beans)
3 c. water
2 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 c. Italian dressing
1/2 onion, chopped
1 c. carrots
1 c. chopped zucchini
1/2 c. celery
2 c. pasta, uncooked
1 lb. hamburger* optional

*You can make this without meat, but I usually use meat since I live with a bunch of carnivores.

Cook the meat and onion in the Italian dressing and 1/2 c. broth, until no pink shows. Add the tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, remainder of broth, beans, veggies and seasonings.  Cook on medium for 20 minutes. Add the uncooked pasta and cook another 10-15 minutes (I use mini alphabet pasta and it takes about 10 min.).

1 comment:

  1. Mmm Mmm good! Thanks Katie! I need to come back and browse your other good recipes....