Kitchen Sink Minestrone


1 1/2 cup Vegetable broth or tomato juice
1/4 cup Uncooked pasta
3/4 cup Frozen mixed vegetables
1 cup Canned chopped tomatoes (with juice)
3/4 cup Cooked kidney beans
1 tsp. Granulated garlic
1 tsp. Dried basil
2 tsp. Fresh basil

Place all the ingredients in a medium?sized saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until pasta is cooked and vegetables are heated through, approximately 20 minutes.

NOTE: Chopped firm tofu can be tossed into this soup during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Use your leftover fresh and frozen vegetables and beans to add to this soup. If you have leftover cooked pasta, omit the uncooked pasta and add 3/4 cup cooked pasta during the last 10 minutes of cooking.

Yield: 3 servings

Nutritional information per serving:
Total calories per serving using vegetable broth: 134; total fat as % of Daily Value; 2%; protein 7gm; fat 1gm; carbohydrates 27gm; calcium 122mg; iron 2mg; sodium 564 mg; dietary fiber; 3gm.
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