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Bella's Minestrone Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Shonna Gaul
Added: Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes (undrained), 1 32-ounce container vegetable or low-sodium chicken broth, 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, 1 15-ounce can kidney beans, 1 16-ounce package frozen green beans, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 5-ounce bag fresh spinach, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1 box of "fancy" spiral shaped pasta, 1 baguette of crusty bread.

Directions:
Directions:
1. Cook pasta of choice in boiling salted water (according to box directions) until Al Dente. Drain and keep in a strainer.
2. In a separate large pot, over medium heat, bring the tomatoes and their liquid to a simmer. Cook for 2 minutes.
3. Add the broth, white beans, and kidney beans and bring to a simmer. Add the green beans and cook until tender, about 3 minutes.
4. Add the salt, pepper, and spinach and stir until wilted.
5. Toss in pasta.
6. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with the Parmesan.
7. Serve with crusty bread.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I double this recipe when I am cooking this for a medium-sized crowd. My favorite pasta to use is "dai Marella Spugnole," which is sold @ Williams & Sonoma. You can use any type of pasta you like though. For the crusty bread, I prefer the "3 cheese" baguette from Panera.

 

 

 

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