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Recipe: Hearty Minestrone Soup

This heart-healthy recipe is a filling meal that is not only low in calories but also low in fat. Try this and others from the recipe section. Enjoy!

Wintertime is the perfect time to satisfy your soul with this piping hot bowl of Minestrone soup. This heart-healthy recipe is a filling meal that is not only low in calories but also low in fat.

More so this recipe is simple to make in a pinch and guaranteed to take that winter chill off... all while satisfying your tummy and your taste buds!

  • 1 1/2 cups zucchini, quartered
  • 1 cup leeks, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, sliced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, sliced
  • 2 (16-ounce) cans chicken broth, fat-free, low sodium
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained and coarsely chopped
  • 1 (16-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce, no salt added
  • 1/3 cup dry red wine
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup ditalini pasta (short tube-shaped macaroni), uncooked
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  1. In a large saucepan combine all ingredients (except the pasta and Parmesan). Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

  2. Add pasta to broth and cook an additional 10 minutes or until pasta is done, stirring occasionally. Stir in Parmesan cheese and serve hot!

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