ENDECA_EXCLUDE_START
ENDECA_EXCLUDE_END

Minestrone with Garlic Croutons

false
( )

( )
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
Save & Share
+

Make this Italian-flavored soup for dinner tonight packed with Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers™ vegetables, Progresso® beef-flavored broth and kidney beans, tomatoes and pasta - topped with croutons.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Croutons

2
cups cubes (1/2 to 3/4 inch) French bread
3
tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon seasoned salt

Soup

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1 1/2
cups frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry (from 1-lb bag)
2
cups Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen mixed vegetables (from 12-oz bag)
1
can (14.5 oz each) Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
3 1/2
cups Progresso® reduced-sodium beef-flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
1 1/2
cups water
1/2
cup uncooked small pasta shells (2 oz)
1
can (15 oz) Progresso® dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, mix crouton ingredients until bread is well coated. Spread bread in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, stirring and turning occasionally, until golden brown and crispy.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 4-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook stir-fry vegetables in oil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender. Stir in mixed vegetables, tomatoes, broth and water. Heat to boiling, breaking up tomatoes.
  • 3 Stir in pasta; reduce heat to medium. Cook uncovered 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables and pasta are tender.
  • 4 Stir in beans. Cook 4 to 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Top each serving with warm croutons.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 300
  • Fat 8g
  • Saturated Fat 1 1/2g
  • Sodium 700mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
700mg
700%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

The fresh croutons are wonderful, but if you don't have time to make them, or don't want to heat the oven, use purchased garlic or Parmesan croutons instead.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 10/26/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Facts about this Recipe

What do these labels mean?

View Full Nutrition Information

Hide Full Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
700mg
700%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Advertisement

ENDECA_EXCLUDE_START
ENDECA_EXCLUDE_END