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Minestrone Soup

 
One serving costs about $2.03

$2.03 per serving

14 people like this recipe

14 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 fall,winter soup Mediterranean,Italian,European
spoonacular Score:69%

Spoonacular Score: 69%

 

The recipe Minestrone Soup could satisfy your Mediterranean craving in around 45 minutes. This main course has 351 calories, 20g of protein, and 16g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 8 and costs $1.98 per serving. A couple people made this recipe, and 14 would say it hit the spot. If you have into strips, celery, carrots, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the celery you could follow this main course with the Pistachio Shortbread Cookies as a dessert. Autumn will be even more special with this recipe. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 70%. This score is good. Try Minestrone Soup, Minestrone Soup, and Minestrone Soup for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
4.41 oz
4.41 oz smoked bacon strips
smoked bacon strips
1 can
1 can canned kidney beans
canned kidney beans
1 can
1 can canned tomatoes
canned tomatoes
3
3  carrots
carrots
3 stalks
3 stalks celery
celery
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
fresh thyme leaves
0.33 large cloves
0.33 large cloves garlic
garlic
3.53 oz
3.53 oz macaroni
macaroni
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp olive oil
olive oil
1 large
1 large onion
onion
some
some parmesan
parmesan
some
some black salt and pepper
black salt and pepper
0.33
0.33  shredded savoy cabbage
shredded savoy cabbage
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps tomato puree
tomato puree
2 large
2 large tomatoes
tomatoes
1.26 qt
1.26 qt vegetable stock
vegetable stock
4.41 oz smoked bacon strips
4.41 oz
smoked bacon strips
1 can canned kidney beans
1 can
canned kidney beans
1 can canned tomatoes
1 can
canned tomatoes
3  carrots
3
carrots
3 stalks celery
3 stalks
celery
1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
1 Tbsp
fresh thyme leaves
0.33 large cloves garlic
0.33 large cloves
garlic
3.53 oz macaroni
3.53 oz
macaroni
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 large onion
1 large
onion
some parmesan
some
parmesan
some black salt and pepper
some
black salt and pepper
0.33  shredded savoy cabbage
0.33
shredded savoy cabbage
2 Tbsps tomato puree
2 Tbsps
tomato puree
2 large tomatoes
2 large
tomatoes
1.26 qt vegetable stock
1.26 qt
vegetable stock

Equipment

bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a very large pan that has a close fitting lid. Then add the celery, bacon, onion, carrot and garlic. Fry this off for about 5 to 7 minutes until it has softened a little. No colour is needed on the vegetables, so make sure the heat isnt too high that they become brown, but high enough the vegetables sweat and soften.
  2. Add the tomato pure and the thyme leaves, stir through and cook for about 30 seconds.
  3. 3.Add the stock, the tin of tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, and a little salt and pepper. Stir everything through, set the heat so that your soup is on a gentle simmer, cover and cook for about 25 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked al dente.
  4. Add the pasta and cook until the pasta is ready. Follow the timing instructions on the packet, but this is normally about 7 minutes.
  5. Add the cabbage and the beans and cook until the cabbage has wilted. This will take about 5 minutes.
  6. Check for seasoning and add some salt and pepper if needed before serving.
  7. Sprinkle a little parmesan over each bowl of soup.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.07
Ingredient
125 grs smoked bacon strips
1 can canned kidney beans
1 can canned tomatoes
3 carrots
3 stalks celery
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
3 large cloves garlic
100 grs macaroni
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion
some parmesan
⅓ shredded savoy cabbage
2 tablespoons tomato puree
2 larges tomatoes
1.2 liters vegetable stock
Price
$1.61
$0.81
$0.88
$0.32
$0.45
$0.37
$0.20
$0.21
$0.17
$0.33
$5.06
$0.86
$0.07
$1.37
$3.86
$16.56

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • Don't make the mistake of assuming turkey bacon is healthier than pork bacon. Read the labels and look for short ingredient lists (not too many artificial ingredients, preservatives, and other additives). If you're watching your sodium intake, pay attention to that too. It is also important to note that the American Institute for Cancer Research has stated the consumption of ANY processed meat could increase your risk of developing cancer. Although it is not yet clear what causes the increased cancer risk, it could be the preservatives or other chemicals commonly used during processing.

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • Surprising tip: you will end up with better bacon if you add water to the skillet when cooking it on the stovetop. For large amounts of bacon, you can also prepare bacon in the oven.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • Carrots can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks. The starch in the carrots will turn to sugar over time, but this is not a problem, they'll just taste sweeter. The academy lesson about carrots contains more useful information.

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

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Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

  • According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), celery is one of the worst vegetables in term of pesticide residue. If you're trying to reduce pesticide residue in your diet, be sure to buy organic celery.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
356 Calories
19g Protein
16g Total Fat
33g Carbs
17% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
356
18%

Fat
16g
25%

  Saturated Fat
7g
46%

Carbohydrates
33g
11%

  Sugar
9g
11%

Cholesterol
30mg
10%

Sodium
1634mg
71%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
19g
40%

Vitamin A
5375IU
108%

Calcium
434mg
43%

Vitamin K
43µg
42%

Phosphorus
378mg
38%

Vitamin C
28mg
34%

Manganese
0.61mg
31%

Fiber
7g
30%

Selenium
19µg
28%

Potassium
745mg
21%

Vitamin B6
0.4mg
20%

Folate
76µg
19%

Magnesium
73mg
18%

Copper
0.32mg
16%

Vitamin B1
0.24mg
16%

Vitamin B2
0.24mg
14%

Iron
2mg
14%

Zinc
2mg
13%

Vitamin B3
2mg
13%

Vitamin E
1mg
11%

Vitamin B5
0.75mg
8%

Vitamin B12
0.44µg
7%

Vitamin D
0.21µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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