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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs

    wildheart's Note:

    This soup is wonderful with a good garlic bread and a nice red wine.

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    1. 1
      Brown the sausage in a soup pot.
    2. 2
      Drain the fat.
    3. 3
      Melt the margarine in with the sausage.
    4. 4
      Sprinkle with the flour; stir to mix.
    5. 5
      Add the broth or bouillon, the tomatoes (slightly chopped), the onion, and the seasonings.
    6. 6
      Simmer 45 minutes.
    7. 7
      Toss in the remaining ingredients, and simmer about 30 minutes more.
    8. 8
      This soup can be slowly simmered all day if you check to be sure there's enough liquid.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 07, 2002


      Made this for the first time & do believe this recipe puts the Minestroni at the local Olive Garden to shame! Made mine vegetarian by omitting sausage & adding Great Northern beans for the protein.My Italian mother-in-law was impressed.

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    • on November 02, 2009


      Nice minestrone - used approx. 2# sicilian-style italian sausage & leftover home canned tomato sauce for the canned tomatoes. Left out the margarine & flour & added a cup each of cooked dark red kidney & garbanzo beans & 2 stalks of leafy celery to the listed veggies. Used basil & oregano still hanging on out in the last of the garden - tripled them as they were fresh & not dried. Threw in some fresh italian parsley that was looking good while out in the yard too. Made the house smell so good on a damp chilly November day! Great flavor, good vegies & complex carbs... couldn't ask for more. Thank you wildheart for a nice staple recipe.

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    • on October 24, 2007


      This was fantastic!!! I did it with the sausage and beans and everyone loved it.

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    Nutritional Facts for Minestrone

    Serving Size: 1 (784 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 665.6
    Calories from Fat 402
    Total Fat 44.7 g
    Saturated Fat 15.5 g
    Cholesterol 86.2 mg
    Sodium 3260.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 29.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
    Sugars 9.8 g
    Protein 36.9 g

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