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Quick Minestrone

Ingredients

  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup medium shell pasta, uncooked
  • 1 cup frozen Italian-style green beans
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese

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Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except Parmesan cheese in Generation II Dutch (6-qt.) Oven. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  2. Serve; sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese.

Yield: 6 servings

Recipe credit: Pampered Chef