This recipe was given to me by mother-in-law, it is the greatest winter warm-up soup ever.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot combine the potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, beans, tomato paste and water. Cook over medium heat until all the vegetables are tender.

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  • Transfer soup to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Return to pot and stir in the pasta. Cook until pasta is done. Serve with Romano or Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

191 calories; protein 7.1g; carbohydrates 40.7g; fat 0.7g; sodium 244.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2003
This was a great easy soup. I am not a big soup eater but this was so full of yummy things!! it was great especially on a cold winter day. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2005
I was amazed that this recipe did not call for any seasonings, not even salt! The recipe itself is very bland, so I added italian seasoning and garlic salt. I would have also preferred a greater variety of vegetables. I added some spinach. After a few modifications, my family gobbled it up. Read More
(12)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2003
This was a great easy soup. I am not a big soup eater but this was so full of yummy things!! it was great especially on a cold winter day. Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2005
I was amazed that this recipe did not call for any seasonings, not even salt! The recipe itself is very bland, so I added italian seasoning and garlic salt. I would have also preferred a greater variety of vegetables. I added some spinach. After a few modifications, my family gobbled it up. Read More
(12)
Rating: 1 stars
12/03/2005
This recipe alone does not make minestrone soup in my opinion. It had no flavor and did not resemble any minestrone I have ever tasted. However with this recipe and some ideas I got by looking at other minestrone recipes it turned out to be pretty tasty. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/12/2003
It is a healthy soup unfortunately without taste. Easy but not tasty. I added beef broth base to improve the taste. Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
07/15/2008
Did not like this recipe at all no flavor. Even after adding lots of salt and pepper. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/06/2013
I went into this recipe knowing that many other reviewers pointed to it being flavorless. I started by sauteing the onions celery and carrots in a dab of oil before continuing to enhance their flavors. Then I added the garlic. Then the water tomato paste and beans. When the veggies had softened up I gave the soup a taste. It tasted like a watered down tomato not even the veggies added flavor. So I added a few spoonfuls of organic chicken base Italian seasoning salt pepper and red pepper flakes. I like a chunky soup and had never heard of anyone pureeing minestrone so I skipped the blending step. Then I added the pasta some more water because I could tell the pasta would soak most of the broth up and also a handful of frozen spinach. My end result was a good soup. I served it with shredded Parmesan cheese and biscuits. Read More
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