Italian Minestrone Recipe

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Cooking Time1 Hr 25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings8
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Italian sweet sausage1⁄2 Pound
 Hot italian sausage1⁄2 Pound
 Extra virgin olive oil3 Tablespoon
 Onions3 Large, diced
 Garlic3 Clove (15 gm), finely minced
 Carrots1 Bunch (100 gm), diced
 Basil2 Teaspoon
 Zucchini3 Medium, sliced
 Canned italian style tomatoes28 Ounce (Including Liquid, 1 Can)
 Beef bouillon1 Can (10 oz)
 Cabbage head1 Small, finely shredded
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste
 Canned white kidney beans16 Ounce (Including Liquid, 1 Can)
 Canned red kidney beans16 Ounce (Including Liquid, 1 Can)
 Rice1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Parmesan cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), freshly grated (For Garnish)
 Fresh parsley1 Tablespoon, chopped (For Garnish)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 377 Calories from Fat 107

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.1%

Saturated Fat 2.7 g13.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 26.3 mg

Sodium 1137 mg47.4%

Total Carbohydrates 51 g17%

Dietary Fiber 10.6 g42.5%

Sugars 14.5 g

Protein 21 g42.6%

Vitamin A 64.5% Vitamin C 89.1%

Calcium 18.8% Iron 14%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a large stockpot, heat olive oil and brown and scramble both sausages.
2) Stir in the onions, garlic, carrots, and basil in the sausage mixture cook 5 minutes.
3) Mix in zucchini, tomatoes (with liquid), bouillon, cabbage, salt, and pepper.
4) Allow the sausage mixture to boil.
5) Reduce the heat, put the lid on, and simmer for 1 hour.
6) Add beans (with liquid) and rice.
7) Cook for 20 minutes or until the sausages are tender.
8) If the sausage mixture in too thick add more bouillon if desired.

9) Serve Italian Minestrone hot in soup bowl, garnished with cheese and parsley.