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Friday, November 1, 2013


Thirty-Minute Minestrone

                                                            4 c. water              

2 c. peeled, sliced carrots 
15 oz. can Great Northern beans, drained
14 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 c. chopped onion
4 tsps. low-sodium beef bouillion granules
1 tsp. bottled minced garlic
½ tsp. dried basil
½ tsp. dried oregano
½ tsp. black pepper
9 oz. pkg. frozen cut green beans
1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
½ c. elbow macaroni, uncooked
½ c. grated Parmesan cheese

In a large saucepan, combine water, carrots, beans, tomatoes, onion, bouillion, garlic, basil, oregano and pepper.  Bring to a boil over high heat.  Add green beans, zucchini and macaroni.  Return to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until macaroni is done.  Ladle into bowls and sprinkle each bowl with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information:  per 1 2/3 cup serving
Calories 204, Total fat 3 g, Saturated fat 1 g, Cholesterol 3 mg, Sodium 278 mg, Carbohydrate 37 g, Protein 11 g

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