Easy Minestrone Soup
From: Jane, Wyoming, USA
Comments: Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Double the recipe and freeze remaining soup into small, individual servings, containers.
Serve along with Italian bread croutons.
Servings: 3 to 4
IngredientsPreparation
  • 2 tablespoons [30 mL] liquid beef broth concentrate
  • 1 cup [250 mL] frozen Italian-style mixed vegetables
  • 2 cups [500 mL] water
  • 1/4 teaspoon [1 mL] oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon [1 mL] basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon [1 mL] dried parsley
  • 1 cup [250 mL] fresh or frozen tortellini pasta, fresh macaroni pasta or canned red kidney beans, drained
  • Salt and pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese [optional]
  • Into a large casserole, mix together liquid beef broth concentrate, mixed vegetables, water, oregano, basil and parsley; simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in pasta or drained red kidney beans.
  • Simmer for 10 to 12 minutes more.
  • Salt and pepper, to taste.
  • If desired, just before serving, sprinkle soup with grated Parmesan cheese, to taste.