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Hearty Minestrone Gratin

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This hearty minestrone gratin is a vegetable cheese gratin. Cooked with tomatoes, celery, zucchini, garbanzo beans and french bread along with oodles of cheese, the hearty minestrone is finished under the broiler. Flavored with italian herb mix, this hearty minestrone is guarateed to bring cheer to your dinner table.
Ingredients
  Diced celery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Diced zucchini 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Canned tomatoes 2 Ounce, chopped with liquid (1 Can)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Italian herb seasoning 1 Teaspoon, dried
  Canned garbanzo beans 15 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  French bread slice 4 , toasted
  Shredded mozzarella cheese 4 Ounce (1 Cup)
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Spray large saucepan or Dutch oven with nonstick cooking spray.
Over medium heat, saute celery and zucchini until tender.
Add tomatoes, water, sugar and herb seasoning.
Simmer, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes.
Add garbanzo beans and heat an additional 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat broiler.
Place toasted French bread on broiler pan.
Top with mozzarella cheese.
Broil until cheese melts.
Ladle soup into bowls and top with French bread.
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over each bowl and garnish with parsley.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Vegetable

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