I've been making this regularly at our house lately. Sometimes I use the diced tomatoes with garlic, basil, and oregano already in them which saves a little more time. :-) I love one pot meals and this one is so good!
Easy Minestrone Soup Yield: Serves 8-10 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 carrot, peeled and diced 1 celery stalk, diced 1 large zucchini or 2 small zucchini, diced 1 cup fresh or frozen green beans (I used 16 oz. can) 2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes 4 cups vegetable broth 2 cups water 1 (14 ounce) can cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained 1 cup whole wheat elbow or regular macaroni 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil Salt and pepper, to taste Parmesan cheese-optional, for garnish
Directions: 1. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot. Add onion, garlic, carrot, and celery. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add in zucchini, green beans, and diced tomatoes. Stir in vegetable broth and water. Add beans, macaroni, oregano, and basil. Simmer until vegetables and macaroni are tender-about 35 minutes. 2. Season soup with salt and pepper and serve warm. Garnish with parmesan cheese, if desired.
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