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  • 6 ounces small pasta ({like elbow, macaroni or ditalini pasta})
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion (medium, chopped {about 2 cups})
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 celery stalks (chopped, {about 1 cup})
  • 3 medium carrots (chopped {about 1 1/2 cups})
  • 24 ounces marinara sauce (jar of Classico Riviera)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes (can of)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 parmesan (rind {optional})
  • 1 cup frozen green beans
  • 1 zucchini (large, sliced {about 2 cups})
  • 15 ounces red kidney beans (can of, drained and rinsed)
  • 15 ounces white beans (can of, {like cannellini or Great Northern}, drained and rinsed)
  • 4 cups fresh spinach (tightly packed)
  • Italian parsley (Freshly chopped, or curly parsley)
  • basil (Freshly chopped)
  • grated parmesan cheese (Freshly)
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This recipe was hearty & delicious! We ended up skipping the spinach and green beans. Was really good topped with fresh Parmesan cheese!
Cheri C. 18 Jul
Very, tasty, healthy and easy to make
Heather M. 19 Jun
it turned out so good!
Very tasty. Easy to make.
Linda B. 29 Apr
Very well just added some cayenne pepper
Earlene 19 Jan
Absolutely delicious, my family and friends enjoyed it as much as I did. I will continue to make it
Mary R. 8 Dec 2017
It’s was great! It was easy and very tasty . It’s fresh tasting and a cold day.
eglee 27 Oct 2017
excellent explanation, I made homemade minestrone!! the family loved it many thanks for warming up our dinner
Michelle L. 6 Mar 2017
Awesome!!! Love the herbiness and oomph of the tomato in this soup. I omitted the noodles, as I'm following a low carb high protein diet and added some lean, cooked minced meat. It was superb! Happy warm tummy on a cold rainy day :)
Elsa H. 2 Jan 2017
Amazing!!!!! Wow this soup is definitely a keeper. We are expecting a cold front this week and I'm prepared now. Yummly you are definitely YUM 👊🏻🎊🎈🎉👍🏻😋😋😍😍👊🏻❤❤👊🏻👍🏻👍🏻!
Rosangelica M. 17 Jun 2016
The soup was very flavorful. Only thing I did different was use a different marinara sauce. I made half the amount and its low calorie. It's definitely a great lunch the crackers. I'll be making it again