Minestrone Soup

210 mins (prep 120, cooking 90)
31 ingredients
40 servings
This makes a BIG pot! It is very thick and concentrated. We always freeze in half quart containers and thin with broth or water. Leave out anything your family doesn't like, cut the recipe in half or quartered (soup is very forgiving)- I call this my fridge cleaner soup. Just about anything goes in minestrone. Try your family's faves- spinach goes well. Broccoli or cauliflower gets overdone and mushy as do pasta or rice so never add these. If you like pasta in your soup cook a handful while thawing out the base. All this is eyeballed- if it looks like it needs more of something just toss it in the pot. Leave out the meats if you'd prefer vegetarian or to cut down on fat. We live on this stuff throughout the winter months. I keep a container in the freezer and add bits of Parmesan ends or any strong flavoured cheese to toss in the pot (fish out later).

Categories:  italian , ground-beef , beef , <-4-hours , soups-&-stews , time-to-make , beef-sausage , european , weeknight , main-dish , beans , meat , number-of-servings , from-scratch , chickpeas~garbanzos , for-large-groups ,
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Serving Size (51.53 g)
Servings 40
Amount per Serving
Calories 137.11 Calories from Fat 26.73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.97g 182.53%
Saturated Fat 0.8g 160.51%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 1.54mg 20.51%
Sodium 5803.6mg 9672.67%
Total Carbohydrate 18.35g 244.67%
Dietary Fiber 3.53 g 564.96%
Sugars 5.09 g %
Protein 9.77g 781.4%
Vitamin A 13.09IU% Vitamin C 0.95mg%
Calcium 61.21mg% Iron 2.18mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
lean ground beef, italian sausage, smoked bacon, chorizo sausages, diced tomatoes, stalks celery, small, savoy cabbage, cut green beans, italian, green zucchini, yellow zucchini, great northern beans, fresh parsley, dried oregano, dried basil, dried thyme


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