Thick And Hearty Minestrone Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
DishMain Ingredient


 Olive oil3 Tablespoon
 Onion1 Large, chopped
 Fresh mushrooms6 Large, sliced
 Garlic3 Clove (15 gm), chopped
 Fresh basil/1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil1 Tablespoon
 Fresh oregano/1/2 teaspoon dried oregano1 Teaspoon
 Fresh parsley1 Teaspoon
 Water5 Cup (80 tbs)
 Mixed vegetable juice cocktail20 Ounce (1 Can)
 Carrots4 , thinly sliced
 Zucchini2 , sliced
 Cabbage head1⁄2 Small, shredded
 Elbow macaroni1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1092 Calories from Fat 432

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 49 g75.3%

Saturated Fat 6.8 g33.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1790.3 mg74.6%

Total Carbohydrates 151 g50.3%

Dietary Fiber 28.4 g113.5%

Sugars 59 g

Protein 29 g57.2%

Vitamin A 1036.5% Vitamin C 543.9%

Calcium 39.2% Iron 48.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In a 6-quart saucepan heat olive oil over medium heat.
Add onion, mushrooms, garlic, basil, oregano and parsley.
Saute for several minutes.
Add water and vegetable juice cocktail.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Add carrots, zucchini, cabbage and macaroni.
Cook just until vegetables and macaroni are tender.