Classic Minestrone

Classic Minestrone

Make your family a batch of delicious soup in minutes. Canned soups are heavy with sodium, but this recipe is packed with veggies, beans and chicken for a heartier version of the classic.

Classic Minestrone

Yield: 12

Serving Size: 1 cup

Classic Minestrone

Ingredients

  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 3 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, steamed in Tupperware® SmartSteamer, chopped
  • 5 cups fat-free low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2 (14.5 oz./430 g) cans fire-roasted tomatoes with juice
  • 15 oz./435 g can cannellini beans
  • 2 tsp. Italian Herb Seasoning Blend
  • ½ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup small pasta, like fusilli
  • 6 oz./170 g baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Chop garlic and onions in base of Quick Chef® Pro System. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
  2. In base, coarsely chop carrots, celery and zucchini and transfer to a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Preheat 6-Qt./5.6 L pot over medium heat, add olive oil and sauté garlic and onions until translucent.
  4. Add carrots, celery, zucchini, chicken, chicken stock, tomatoes, beans, seasoning blend and salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, cook pasta in Microwave Pasta Maker 8 minutes.
  7. Drain and add to soup along with spinach, and simmer until spinach is tender.
  8. Ladle into warm bowls and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
6 garlic cloves, peeled
1 medium onion, quartered
3 carrots, roughly chopped
2 ribs celery, roughly chopped
1 medium zucchini, roughly chopped
2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 cup cooked chicken, steamed in
Tupperware® SmartSteamer, chopped
5 cups fat-free low-sodium chicken stock
2 (14.5 oz./430 g) cans fire-roasted
tomatoes with juice
15 oz./435 g can cannellini beans
2 tsp. Simple Indulgence™
Italian Herb Seasoning Blend
½ tsp. coarse kosher salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
1 cup small pasta, like fusilli
6 oz./170 g baby spinach
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
Chop garlic and onions in base of Quick
Chef™ Pro System. Transfer to a small bowl
and set aside. In base, coarsely chop carrots,
celery and zucchini and transfer to a medium
bowl. Set aside.
Preheat Chef Series™ 6-Qt./5.6 L Dutch
Oven over medium heat, add olive oil and
sauté garlic and onions until translucent.
Add carrots, celery, zucchini, chicken,
chicken stock, tomatoes, beans, seasoning
blend and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil,
reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook pasta in Tupperware®
Microwave Pasta Maker 8 minutes. Drain
and add to soup along with spinach, and
simmer until spinach is tender. Ladle into
warm bowls and sprinkle with grated
Parmesan cheese.