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Fat Granny's Minestrone Soup

Rated as 4.86 out of 5 Stars

"Fresh vegetables, beans, and pasta are simmered in a seasoned tomato broth. Serve with garlic cheese bread and a fresh tossed green salad."
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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings 398 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, celery seed, parsley, thyme, basil, oregano, salt, black pepper, and bay leaf in a small bowl.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.
  3. Heat olive oil and butter together in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; cook and stir carrot, celery, and onion until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, zucchini, and Italian seasoning mixture; stir to combine.
  4. Stir tomatoes and their juice, tomato sauce, three bean salad, green beans, and chicken stock into seasoned vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors are blended, about 30 minutes. Stir in elbow macaroni before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 398 calories; 23.7 g fat; 41.9 g carbohydrates; 8.8 g protein; 41 mg cholesterol; 1525 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was dinner tonight. I made a couple small changes only because it's the day before Grocery Day and I wanted to use what I had on hand. Instead of celery seed (which I did not have), I used ...

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We found this to be really tangy which I'm assuming is from the three bean salad. It just wasn't for us.

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This was dinner tonight. I made a couple small changes only because it's the day before Grocery Day and I wanted to use what I had on hand. Instead of celery seed (which I did not have), I used ...

That is a terrible name for this soup. The soup is very good though.

I was apprehensive that this soup would be over-seasoned, but made exactly as written it was exceptional,,, one of the best soups I've ever tasted, period. Next time, I might add the zucchini a ...

We found this to be really tangy which I'm assuming is from the three bean salad. It just wasn't for us.

I remaned this soup I've died and gone to heaven soup. It is that good. I will make two changes next time and that is 1 tbl of olive oil instead of 3 and 2 tbls of butter instead of 1/2 cup. I ...

Took a big chance making this for a dinner at church, not knowing how it would turn out since I had never made it before. I tripled the recipe, made no changes and it was delicious. Several re...

Was a hardy soup and is flexible with your ingredients. I only used 1/2 the tomato sauce and not the three bean salad. To keep it vegetarian, I used 4 cups of vegetable broth.

I usually view a soup recipe as a "suggestion" but this recipe was on point!! Especially the seasonings. I decided to follow it as is & was not disappointed!! I did add Italian Sausage & spinach...

This soup was delicious. The seasoning was perfect. My entire family ate it, even the picky ones.