Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Minestrone Soup

MINESTRONE (Stephanie Bacon)

2 T. olive oil
1 large onion, coarsely chop
3 ribs celery, coarsely chop
2 cloves garlic
5 c. chicken broth
2 t. dried basil
2-16 oz. cans tomatoes
2 carrots, peel and chop
1/2 c. orzo pasta
2 med. zucchini, chop
1 can cannelliini beans
1/4 t. pepper
Parmesan or Romano cheese

Heat olive oil in large saucepan over med. heat. Add onion and celery; saute for 2 minutes or until softened. Add garlic; saute for 2 minutes. Add chicken broth, basil, tomatoes (broken up), carrot, orzo, and zucchini. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add cannellini beans (drained and rinsed) and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes. Serve with cheese on the side.

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