Italian Minestrone Recipe


Preparation Time30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthy++Servings6
SpecialityMain Ingredient


 Lean beef1 Pound, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
 Water5 Cup (80 tbs)
 Onions2 Medium, chopped
 Celery stalks1 , chopped
 Carrots4 , cut into small bite-size sticks
 Turnip2 , cubed
 Potato1 Medium, cubed
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Cabbage head1⁄2 Small, finely shredded
 Macaroni2 Ounce, cooked according to package directions and drained
 Cooked rice1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Tomatoes3 , peeled, cut into small wedges
 Fresh parsley1 Tablespoon, chopped
 Parmesan cheese3 Tablespoon, grated

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 293 Calories from Fat 65

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g11.2%

Saturated Fat 3.3 g16.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 36.8 mg

Sodium 560.3 mg23.3%

Total Carbohydrates 34 g11.3%

Dietary Fiber 5.5 g21.9%

Sugars 9.4 g

Protein 24 g47.5%

Vitamin A 152% Vitamin C 68.2%

Calcium 18% Iron 16%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a slow cooker, place together, beef, water, onions, celery, carrots, turnips, potato, garlic, and salt.
2) Put the lid on and simmer for 8 hours.
3) Raise the heat to high and add cabbage before last 20 minutes of cooking.
4) Stir in macaroni, rice and tomatoes before last 10 minutes and continue cooking on high heat.

5) Serve hot in soup bowls, garnished with cheese and parsley or with pesto sauce if desired.