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Simple Minestrone Recipe


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  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 small carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 stalks celery or fennel, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup ditalini pasta or other small pasta
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 10 oz. bag of spinach
  • 2 cups cooked turkey or chicken
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Parmesan cheese, optional



Step 1

• Sauté in olive oil: carrots, celery or fennel, onion, and garlic, on medium 10 minutes.

• Add pasta and broth; cook until vegetables and pasta are tender, about 20 minutes.

• Stir in beans, spinach, turkey, and salt. Heat through. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and a dollop of pesto, if you like. Serves 8.

TIP: "I save Parmigiano cheese rinds to put in homemade soup for the richness they add. Try one in this minestrone," says Susan.

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