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Quick Minestrone

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Nutrition Facts

Makes: 8 Serving(s)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 122

Total Fat: 2.4g

Cholesterol: 6mg

Sodium: 871mg

Total Carbohyrdates: 17g

Protein: 8.9g

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Category: Soups & Stews

This Recipe Makes: 8 Serving(s)


Lean ham pieces, tomatoes, carrot, celery, zucchini, garlic, parsley, bay leaf, thyme leaves, marjoram, basil and pepper in a base of onion soup with broken spaghetti and cannellini beans. Top with Paremsan if desired.

What you'll need

  • 1 lb lean ham, cut into small pieces
  • 1 can condensed onion soup (10 3/4 ounces)
  • 2 cup canned diced tomatoes (with juice)
  • 1/2 cup each of diced carrot and celery
  • 1 med zucchini, diced
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp. each: dried thyme leaves, marjoram, basil, and pepper
  • 5 cup water
  • 1 cup broken uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 can cannellini beans, not drained (15 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Step 1
    In a large soup pot, combine ham, soup, tomatoes, carrot, celery, zucchini, garlic, parsley, bay leaf, thyme, marjoram, basil, pepper and water. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
  • Step 2
    Add spaghetti and beans with liquid and cook 30 minutes longer. Remove bay leaf. Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese.