Minestrone Soup

90  Ratings
  • 10 min prep
  • 40 min total
  • Makes 8 servings, 1 cup soup and 5 crackers each.

A classic Italian soup perfect for a cool night. Minestrone is a smart choice full of veggies, beans and shells just waiting to warm you up.

Minestrone Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (14-1/2 oz. each) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked kidney beans (prepared without salt)
  • 1 can (16 oz.) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained, coarsely chopped
  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/4 cup shell macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. dried basil leaves
  •  PREMIUM Unsalted Tops Saltine Crackers

Instructions

  • Combine  all ingredients except crackers in large saucepan. Bring to boil on medium-high heat.
  • Simmer  on medium-low heat 20 min. or until macaroni is tender.
  • Serve  with crackers.

Recipe Tips

SubstituteSubstitute 1 rinsed can (16 oz.) red kidney beans for the cooked dried kidney beans.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 8 servings, 1 cup soup and 5 crackers each.
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Low Fat
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Diabetes Center
  • Good source of fiber

Carb Choices

2

Diet Exchange

2 Starch

Nutrition Notes

Enjoy this warm-and-hearty low-fat soup for an excellent source of both vitamin A and dietary fiber and a good source of vitamin C, thanks to the combination of beans, tomatoes and vegetables.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 190 
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 340 mg
  • Carbohydrate 36 g
  • Dietary fiber 7 g
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Protein 9 g
  • Vitamin A 60 %DV
  • Vitamin C 20 %DV
  • Calcium 4 %DV
  • Iron 15 %DV

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