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Bacon Minestrone

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  Olive oil/Bacon drippings 4 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Small, thinly sliced
  Carrot 1 Small, thinly sliced
  Chicken broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Tomatoes 16 Ounce, coarsely chopped (1 Can)
  Shredded cabbage/Zucchini 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), finely chopped
  Dried basil leaves/Oregano leaves 1 Teaspoon
  Dried parsley flakes 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Canned kidney beans 16 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Frozen peas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), thawed
  Spaghetti 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), broken into 2 inch pieces

1. In a 3-quart glass casserole, combine drippings or oil and onion and carrot. Microwave, at Cook Cycle 1 (power level 10) for 6 to 7 1/2 minutes, or until vegetables are beginning to brown lightly, stirring once.
2. Add broth, water, tomatoes, cabbage or zucchini, garlic, basil or oregano, parsley flakes, salt, and pepper. Cover. Microwave at Time Cook 2 (power level 10) for 10 minutes, stirring once.
3. Add remaining ingredients. Cover. Microwave at Cook Cycle 1 (power level 5) for 13 to 15 1/2 minutes, or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Let stand, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes, or until spaghetti is tender.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Cook Time: 
33 Minutes

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