Friday, April 9, 2010

Oishii: Minestrone

My sister-in-law Erin makes a mean minestrone.  And when she shared her secret recipe with me, I couldn't believe how simple it was!  With her permission, I am posting it here for all moms who are in search of something delicious, healthy, hearty and EASY!  Hallelujah!

Auntie Erin's Minestrone
Box of vegetable stock
15 oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
2 15 oz cans tomato soup
2 cans water
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 tsp minced garlic
1 small zucchini, diced
3 carrots, chopped
1 Tb minced onion
1 15 oz can kidney beans, drained
1 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained
ground black pepper
garlic salt
italian seasoning
grated parmesan cheese
1 lb elbow macaroni, cooked al dente

Bring vegetable stock, tomatoes, tomato soup and water to a boil in a large pot. 

Add garlic, zucchini, carrots, and onions and reduce heat to a simmer. 

In the meantime, bring another large pot of water to a boil and cook the macaroni al dente. 

When the vegetables have softened (about 15 minutes?) add the beans and cook for 5 more minutes, adding pepper, garlic salt and italian seasoning to taste. 

To serve, dish out a ladle-full of macaroni in a bowl and pour soup over the pasta.  Garnish with parmesan cheese. 

So easy!  So good!


Krista said...

Looks delicious! Thank you for sharing.

Esther said...

I love minestrone. This is a fabulous recipe.