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Minestrone Soup

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Ingredients
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), minced
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), peeled, minced
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, minced
  Ham 1 Cup (16 tbs), minced
  Salt pork 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), diced fine
  Water 1 Quart
  Chicken broth 1 Quart
  Tomato 1 Medium, peeled, seeded, diced
  Celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), diced
  Carrots 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), peeled, diced
  Potato 1 Medium, peeled, diced
  Spinach 1 Cup (16 tbs), diced
  Cooked chickpeas/Navy beans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Elbow macaroni 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), uncooked
  Parmesan cheese/Other cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
Directions

MAKING
1. In slow-cooking pot or a crock pot, combine all the ingredients, except the macaroni and cheese
2. Cover pot with its lid.
3. Allow the vegetables to cook for 4 to 5 hours on HIGH or 6 to 8 hours on LOW until they are tender-crisp.
4. Add the macaroni and cheese to the pot about 30 minutes before serving.
5. Taste and adjust seasoning to taste before serving.

SERVING
6. Ladle the broth with vegetables and pasta into warmed soup bowls or soup plates.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Slow Cooked
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Tomato
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
300 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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