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Minestrone

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Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

½ cup chopped onion

½ cup sliced carrots

½ cup diced celery

1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced

8 cups low-sodium chicken broth

1 (14.5 oz) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

2 cups cooked macaroni (no salt added)

1-1/2 cups cooked white beans (no salt added)

2 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

10 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Heat olive oil in a large pot over low heat. Add onion, carrots, celery; sauté for 5 – 7 minutes, or until soft. Make room in the center for garlic. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds more.

Next add the broth, tomatoes, pasta, white beans, parsley and black pepper. Cook 5 minutes, or until thoroughly heated. Pour into individual bowls and garnish with Parmesan cheese.

Nutritional information per serving:
142 calories 5g fat (1g saturated fat) 6g protein 192mg sodium 16mg carbohydrate 4g fiber
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