Monday, March 22, 2010

Minestrone (tastes just like Olive Garden's)

My friend Kristen gave me this recipe. She brought this delicious soup over after I had Ellie. I HAD to have the recipe. I LOVE soup. I make soup all year round. Derek will come home on a hot August day to a pot of Chili and make a comment like "Do you know it is 90 degrees outside?". What can I say, I love me some good soup. I've learned to turn my leftovers into soup as a way to reduce throwing away leftovers that sit in my fridge too long. Enjoy this soup with some Italian cheeses sprinkled over the top and some fresh warm bread to dip.

(Sorry there isn't a picture)


3 (14 oz) cans of chicken broth

1 can Italian Style tomatoes (undrained)

1 can of beans (kidney, garbonzo, etc)

Frozen bag of Italian Stir Fry with Marinara Packet (I've only found this at Aldi....I've had to substitute frozen Italian vegetables with about a cup and a half of marinara sauce)

garlic, salt, & pepper

pasta cooked and drained (small or medium shells are great)

*Throw everything in a big pot and simmer.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a soup fan too, this one sounds really good, I can't wait to try it! :)