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Minestrone Soup

Rated as 4.45 out of 5 Stars

"An Italian-style fresh vegetable soup is crammed full of veggies, chard, basil, Parmesan cheese, and orzo pasta for a full meal in a bowl."
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Ingredients

servings 343
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat the Spectrum Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a heavy bottom soup pot.
  2. Add in the onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes or until the onion is soft.
  3. Stir in celery, carrots, squash and saute for 5 minutes more.
  4. Add in the Imagine Organic Vegetable Cooking Stock, potatoes, chard, spinach, pasta and tomatoes, and bring to a boil.
  5. Lower heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until the potatoes are soft and the pasta has cooked.
  6. Stir in the basil and Parmesan. Season to taste.
  7. Divide between 8 warm soup bowls and grate some fresh Parmesan over each bowl.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 343 calories; 17.8 36.5 12.8 8 2396 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

In an attempt to get some veggies into my 3 and 1 year old, I decided to make this. I didn't think I'd be a big fan but I loved it! Great on a cold winter day. I changed just a few things: us...

Most helpful critical review

This was a decient soup, I changed the amount of garlic to 3 large cloves, and less oil. I did not add the cheese. Next time I'll not add the potates, and I will add some beans, maybe black bean...

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In an attempt to get some veggies into my 3 and 1 year old, I decided to make this. I didn't think I'd be a big fan but I loved it! Great on a cold winter day. I changed just a few things: us...

Can't say enough good things about this soup. I used a winter squash and did not use celery and chard cause I did not have those at home. Reduced the olive oil and added some in the end.

this soup is so good me and my kids loved it

This soup is delicious. I would just put a little less orzo pasta in. Mine came out more like a hearty stew instead of a brothy soup.

Absolutely delicious!!! My whole family loved this.

Loved the soup! An additional 3 cups of chicken broth ...

This would have been 5 stars if it didn't call for so much cheese. Don't get me wrong..I'm Italian and I put cheese on everything I can. I will make again with the revision.

Yum! I left out the potatoes and spinach and added more chard. Super yummy thought as left overs I had to add water to thin it out. The pasta absorbed most of the liquid. Great basic recipe. Thu...

This was a decient soup, I changed the amount of garlic to 3 large cloves, and less oil. I did not add the cheese. Next time I'll not add the potates, and I will add some beans, maybe black bean...