Monday, February 8, 2010

Garden Patch Minestrone Soup

2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
2 medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
2 medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
1 small onion, chopped (1/3 cup)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 medium zucchini cut in half lengthwise then cut crosswise into ¼" pieces
1 tsp dried basil
1 box Hamburger Helper beef pasta
1 can (15 oz) Progresso cannellini or dark red kidney beans, drained,, rinsed
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
5 cups hot water

In 5 quart Dutch oven or stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, onion, and garlic, cook about 5 minutes stirring frequently, until vegetables are almost tender.

Stir in zucchini, basil, uncooked pasta and sauce mix from Hamburger Helper box, beans, tomatoes and hot water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender.

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