Tuesday, September 25, 2012

20-Minute Minestrone

This soup is delightful.

Hearty enough for a meal.

Simple enough for those – what are we having for dinner?! nights. 

Now that the weather has turned a bit colder, make up a pot to serve your family something warm! 

20-Minute Minestrone – Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens


  • 1 (280z) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14 oz) can white beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 C chicken or vegetable broth (low-sodium, ideally)
  • 3 C water (or additional broth)
  • 1 medium sweet bell pepper, diced
  • 3 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 C dry whole wheat pasta (penne, rigatoni, shells, etc)
  • 3 C fresh spinach
  • 1 C diced cooked chicken, optional


In a large stockpot, combine the tomatoes with 1 C vegetable broth/chicken broth, 3 C water, bell pepper and pasta. 

Add in 3 tsp. Italian seasoning and 1 tsp. minced garlic. 

Bring the soup to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium.  Cover, and cook for 10 minutes, until the pasta is tender.  Stir occasionally. 

Toss in the spinach and beans.  Cook for 5 additional minutes, until spinach is wilted and beans are warmed.  If adding cooked chicken, add here. 

Serve immediately.  If desired, garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil. 


Linked to: Tasty Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday 2


  1. Mmmm, looking forward to trying this one!

  2. This sounds absolutely wonderful! Love that it's quick - perfect for those busy weeknights!

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  4. Replies
    1. Think - Great White Northern Beans, or White Kidney Beans. You could do pinto or chickpeas too.

  5. Thank you for sharing this recipe! Made it for dinner yesterday, after a long work day and it was so easy and fast! And delicious! I am enjoying the leftovers today. Absolutely love your blog-thank you for being such a blessing. My husband and I come to your blog for meals so much, and it has been wonderful as we have started our married life. :)

    1. What a blessing to hear!!! I'm glad you enjoyed this dinner and others you've found here too. Praying for more joy in your kitchen as the years go on.


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