Hearty Minestrone Recipe

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Hearty Minestrone
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  1. In a large heavy saucepan, heat oil and butter.
  2. Add sausage and brown lightly.
  3. Add onion, garlic, celery, carrot and green pepper. Cook until softened but not browned.
  4. Stir in zucchini, parsley, basil, thyme, chili flakes, bay leaf and a little salt and pepper.
  5. Stir in tomatoes and stock. Bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Add beans and pasta. Cover and simmer for another 30 minutes. If too thick, dilute with water to desired consistency.
  8. Serve with Parmeson sprinkled on top (optional).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 322.44 Kcal (1350 kJ)
Calories from fat 172.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.15g 29%
Cholesterol 39.09mg 13%
Sodium 545.23mg 23%
Potassium 784.67mg 17%
Total Carbs 22.45g 7%
Sugars 5.52g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3.79g 15%
Protein 16.53g 33%
Vitamin C 38.2mg 64%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Calcium 158.9mg 16%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 94.35 Kcal (395 kJ)
Calories from fat 50.44 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.6g 29%
Cholesterol 11.44mg 13%
Sodium 159.55mg 23%
Potassium 229.61mg 17%
Total Carbs 6.57g 7%
Sugars 1.62g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1.11g 15%
Protein 4.84g 33%
Vitamin C 11.2mg 64%
Iron 0.6mg 11%
Calcium 46.5mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.3
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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