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Lighter Minestrone

30 Min

This Italian soup helps pack in your daily quota of vegetables: 1 cup offers 2 servings of the fruits and veggies you need each day!

What You'll Need

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 (14-ounce) cans 1/3-less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen Italian-style vegetables
  • 1 (16-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) tubetti or other small tubular pasta
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese

What to Do

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat,  heat oil . Add garlic and cook 1 minute, or until light golden. Stir in remaining ingredients except Parmesan cheese. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes, or until pasta is tender.
  2. Ladle into individual serving bowls, and sprinkle each serving with 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese.


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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 10

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 114
  • Calories from Fat 22
  • Total Fat 2.5g 4 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.7g 3 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 6.7g 13 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 1.3mg 0 %
  • Sodium 210mg 9 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 17g 6 %
  • Dietary Fiber 3.6g 14 %
  • Sugars 2.8g 0 %

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