Mighty Minestrone

Mighty Minestrone
From ontario.ca/foodland/recipes/mighty-minestrone

Ingredients
•    1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
•    1 Ontario Onion, chopped
•    2 each Ontario Carrots and Parsnips, diced
•    1 clove Ontario Garlic, minced
•    1 tsp (5 mL) dried basil
•    1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried thyme leaves
•    Pepper
•    1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes
•    6 cups (1.5 L) sodium-reduced chicken broth
•    2 cups (500 mL) shredded Ontario Green Cabbage
•    1 can (19 oz/540 mL) white kidney or romano beans, drained and well rinsed
•    1/2 cup (125 mL) elbow macaroni or other small shaped pasta
•    3 tbsp (45 mL) chopped fresh Ontario Parsley
•    Salt
•    1/2 cup (125 mL) freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

  1. In large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrots and parsnips; cook stirring occasionally until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, basil, thyme and a pinch of pepper. Add tomatoes and broth; cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Add cabbage, beans and pasta; return to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes until pasta is tender. Stir in parsley; season with salt and more pepper to taste. Serve with cheese.
  3. Tip: If making ahead, soup will thicken. Add water or broth until desired consistency.
     
Posted on April 18, 2017 and filed under soups & stews.