Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

Prep Time15 mins Cook Time50 mins Makes 8 Yield_measureservings

How’s your Italian? Ours is pretty good – at least in the kitchen. The secret to this hearty, fresh tomato soup is Becel margarine.

Ingredients List

  1. 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) Becel® Original margarine
  2. 1 large onion, chopped
  3. 2 stalks celery, sliced
  4. 2 medium carrots, chopped
  5. 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  6. 1 can (796 mL.) crushed tomatoes
  7. 4 cups (1 L) reduced sodium beef broth
  8. 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) shredded cabbage
  9. 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped fresh parsley leaves
  10. 1 1/2 tsp. (7 mL) dried basil
  11. 1 1/2 tsp. (7 mL) dried oregano leaves, crushed
  12. 1 cup (250 mL) small uncooked pasta shells or small bow ties
  13. 1 can (540 mL) kidney beans, chick peas or black beans, rinsed and drained

Directions

1. Melt Becel® Original margarine over medium in large saucepan and cook onion, celery, carrots and garlic, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, broth, cabbage, parsley, basil and oregano. Simmer covered 20 minutes.

2. Stir in remaining ingredients and cook, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender, about 20 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Calories

210 (1 serving)

Total Fat

2.5g (1 serving)

Polyunsaturated Fat

0.5g (1 serving)

Monounsaturated Fat

0.5g (1 serving)

Sodium

400mg (1 serving)

Total Carbs

37g (1 serving)

Dietary Fiber

10g (1 serving)

Sugars

3g (1 serving)

Protein

11g (1 serving)

Calcium

6% (1 serving)

Iron

10% (1 serving)

Vitamin C

35% (1 serving)

Vitamin A

15% (1 serving)