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Mama Kathy's Minestrone

Rated as 4.58 out of 5 Stars

"This is a tasty and filling soup for those cold winter nights. The mix of the vegetables tastes wonderful. Make homemade baked bread and you will have a winter's delight."
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1 h 40 m servings 402
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Place the beef, onion, and garlic in a skillet over medium heat. Cook until beef is evenly brown and onion is tender. Drain grease.
  2. Transfer beef, onion, and garlic to a large pot. Mix in tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, peas, carrots, spinach, bouillon cube, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and cook 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add more water or tomato sauce as needed.
  3. Stir macaroni into the soup. Season with Italian seasoning. Continue cooking 10 minutes, or until macaroni is tender.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 402 calories; 14.9 40.7 28.8 69 1032 Full nutrition

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This is a great soup. I always kvetch about people who make so many changes to a submitted recipe that it is no longer recognizeable. So I am sad to admit that I made the following substituti...

I used frozen veg pkgs same oz size no pasta and it was great husband loved it topped with fat free moz cheese

YUM YUM YUM!!!! That's pretty much it.. this was a really really good soup! Reviewing it makes me want to go make it right now!

This recipe was a hit for my whole family. It had great flavor. I used a can of beef broth instead of the cubes and cut down on the water. Will definately make it again

This is really good. I didn't have the 15 oz. can of tomatoe sauce, only an 8 oz. so i added half a small can of italian diced tomatoes and like 2 teaspoons of tomatoe paste to sub. It turned ...

This was very good. The only change I made was to use orzo instead of macaroni. I will be making this again.

I didn't change a thing, and this entire thing was eaten by five adults. It was fantastic with a nice spice to it from the pepper. So good on a cold fall day!

This was great! I used a box of frozen spinach and some frozen peas instead of canned for better flavor. Also used penne pasta because it was what I had on hand. It was wonderful and I can't ...

added ican beef broth instead of bouillion. delicious also added zuchini