Country Pasta Minestrone Soup

Country Pasta Minestrone Soup

A healthy, hearty and filling soup to satisfy your hunger even on the coldest winter night!

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Ingredients

  • 49 oz. can of chicken broth
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can white (cannellini or navy) beans, drained
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 handfuls of Homemade Style Country Pasta
  • Grated or sliced Parmesan Cheese to top
  • Basil sprigs, garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a large stock pot, combine broth, tomatoes, beans, carrots, celery, onion, thyme, sage, bay leaves, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, add Homemade Style Country Pasta.
  4. In a saute pan, melt 3 Tbsp. of butter and add chopped carrots and zucchini.
  5. Saute for about 4 minutes then add celery and onion.
  6. Saute for another 2 minutes, add 2 cloves minced garlic and stir.
  7. Top with fresh chopped spinach. Let warm, then add entire vegetable mixture to the soup.
  8. Continue soup at a rolling boil until pasta is cooked to your desired bite (total time for pasta to cook is around 18-20 minutes).
  9. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and basil sprigs.
  10. Serve with garlic toast.

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2 Comments

  1. tim at
    do you drain the the tomatoes and beans or use the liquid?
  2. countrypasta at
    Hello Tim, We apologize if this wasn't clear in the recipe. You can add the tomatoes with the liquid, however we suggest that you drain the beans before adding. Enjoy!

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