Vegetable and Bean Soup with Pesto: Minestrone alla Genovese Sandwiches with Arugula and Ham: Panini con Rucola e Prosciutto (Rachael Ray) Recipe

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Vegetable and Bean Soup with Pesto: Minestrone alla Genovese 
 Sandwiches with Arugula and Ham: Panini con Rucola e Prosciutto (Rachael Ray)
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  1. Heat a medium soup pot over medium high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan. Add onion, potato and zucchini and season with salt and pepper. Cook 5 or 6 minutes alone, stirring frequently, then add the canned beans and the chicken stock. Cover the pot and bring the soup up to a boil.
  2. Preheat a panini grill or a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat. Build 4 panini: spread roll or bread with a couple ounces of cheese, then top with a few leaves of arugula and 2 slices of prosciutto for each sandwich. Place panini in sandwich press or onto hot, heavy bottomed pan. Top with another heavy skillet or a brick wrapped in foil to press sandwiches. Press sandwiches until crisp on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  3. When the soup is at a boil, remove the lid. Stir in the noodles and green beans and reduce heat to low. Simmer soup an additional 5 to 6 minutes then remove it from the heat.
  4. Combine basil, garlic, nuts and cheese in the food processor and turn it on. Stream in the extra-virgin olive oil and process until pesto is nearly smooth.
  5. Scrape the pesto into a small bowl. Add a ladle of the soup broth to thin the pesto, then add the pesto to the soup. Stir to combine and serve soup immediately with panini, for dipping.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 775.11 Kcal (3245 kJ)
Calories from fat 436.93 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48.55g 75%
Cholesterol 60.48mg 20%
Sodium 1050.43mg 44%
Potassium 850.01mg 18%
Total Carbs 54.37g 18%
Sugars 10.88g 44%
Dietary Fiber 5.45g 22%
Protein 32.58g 65%
Vitamin C 5.9mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 11%
Iron 3.3mg 18%
Calcium 277.6mg 28%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 133.8 Kcal (560 kJ)
Calories from fat 75.42 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.38g 75%
Cholesterol 10.44mg 20%
Sodium 181.32mg 44%
Potassium 146.73mg 18%
Total Carbs 9.39g 18%
Sugars 1.88g 44%
Dietary Fiber 0.94g 22%
Protein 5.62g 65%
Vitamin C 1mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 11%
Iron 0.6mg 18%
Calcium 47.9mg 28%

* 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

  • 18.7
  • 21

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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