Italian Minestrone Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time55 Min
Ready In1 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Garbanzos1 Cup (16 tbs) (Dried)
 Potato1 , peeled and diced
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced
 Leeks3 , diced (If Available)
 Olive oil3 Tablespoon
 Tomato puree1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Uncooked noodles1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Dried white beans1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Finely chopped onion1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Diced celery1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Tomatoes2 , chopped
 Flour1 Tablespoon
 Sugar1 Teaspoon
 Chicken broth6 Cup (96 tbs)
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 757 Calories from Fat 145

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g25.7%

Saturated Fat 2.4 g12.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 23.5 mg

Sodium 1485 mg61.9%

Total Carbohydrates 125 g41.6%

Dietary Fiber 23.4 g93.6%

Sugars 20.7 g

Protein 32 g64.3%

Vitamin A 61.9% Vitamin C 71.9%

Calcium 30.5% Iron 73.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Soak beans separately overnight in water to cover.
Bring white beans to a boil in fresh, lightly salted water and cook until almost tender.
Add potato and cook until potato and beans are soft.
Drain and mash well.
Meanwhile, cook onion, garlic, celery, leeks and tomatoes in olive oil until onion is tender but not browned.
Sprinkle with flour.
Add chicken broth, stirring constantly, and tomato puree'.
Stir in sugar and soaked garbanzos.
Simmer 30 min or until garbanzos are almost tender.
Add mashed bean and potato mixture, noodles and salt and pepper.
Cook until noodles are tender, about 15 min.
Pass grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley when served.