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Mediterranean Minestrone

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This healthy Mediterranean Minestrone soup recipe uses 100% whole wheat pasta and a different combination of veggies than your average minestrone.  This would be great with some whole grain bread or biscuits.

Healthy Mediterranean Minestrone
Healthy Mediterranean Minestrone

Mediterranean Minestrone

Author: Heidi Boortz
Servings : 6

Ingredients

  • 1 bag frozen sliced carrots 10 oz.
  • 1 bag frozen diced onions 10 oz.
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes 28 oz.
  • 2 cans garbanzo beans rinsed and drained, 15 oz.
  • 1 can tomato paste 6 oz.
  • 1 Tbsp bottled minced garlic
  • 1 bag frozen green beans 12 oz
  • 1 cup 100% whole wheat pasta elbows
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

Mediterranean Minestrone: Cook Immediately

  • Combine all ingredients except green beans, pasta, and cheese in a slow cooker. Cook on low 6 hours or on high 4 hours. Add green beans and pasta. Cook on high an additional 30 minutes or until pasta is tender. Serve in bowls, and top with cheese.

Mediterranean Minestrone: To Freeze

  • Add all ingredients except green beans, pasta and cheese to a one gallon zip top freezer bag. Label and freeze. (Make sure frozen shape of the bag will fit in your slow cooker)

Mediterranean Minestrone: To Cook From Frozen

  • Remove resealable bag and add frozen meal to a slow cooker. Cook on high 6 hours or low 8 hours. Add green beans and pasta. Cook on high an additional 30 minutes or until pasta is tender. Serve in bowls, and top with cheese.
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