Microwave Minestrone

Microwave Minestrone
Staff Writer
Taste of Home

Taste of Home

This healthy soup is made with a variety of vegetables and some pasta. It's a great appetizer or perfect to eat during the cold weather. 

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5
Servings
167
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup sliced carrots
  • 1 Cup sliced celery
  • 1 Cup zucchini
  • 1/2 Cup diced sweet yellow pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon California Olive Ranch® Olive Oil
  • 15 Ounces cannellini or white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 14 1/2 Ounces beef broth
  • 1 Cup medium pasta shells, cooked and drained
  • 1 Teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon pepper

Directions

In a 2-quart microwave-safe bowl, combine the carrots, celery, zucchini, yellow pepper, and onion.

Drizzle with oil; toss to coat.

Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients.

Cover and cook on high for 9-11 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
18g
20%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
33g
25%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
57µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
10mg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
21µg
23%
Calcium, Ca
54mg
5%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
18µg
5%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
29mg
9%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
42mg
6%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
458mg
31%
Water
292g
11%

Microwave Shopping Tip

Choose raw fruits, vegetables, and meats, and unprocessed foods.

Microwave Cooking Tip

Place food in a microwave-safe container before cooking. Aluminum and most plastics will contaminate your food and break the microwave.