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
422
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3.1%
Protein
25g
51%
Carbs
73g
24%
Vitamin A
212µg
24%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
26.8%
Vitamin C
28mg
47%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.4%
Vitamin K
31µg
38%
Calcium
161mg
16%
Fiber
24g
94%
Folate (food)
364µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
364µg
91%
Iron
8mg
44%
Magnesium
149mg
37%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
17%
Phosphorus
441mg
63%
Polyunsaturated
0.9g
N/A
Potassium
1636mg
47%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.5%
Sodium
453mg
19%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
35.8%
Zinc
3mg
20%