Italian Minestrone

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Sep. 19, 2011

Ingredients

Garbanzos 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Dried)
Potato 1 , peeled and diced
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , minced
Leeks 3 , diced (If Available)
Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
Tomato puree 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Uncooked noodles 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Dried white beans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Finely chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Diced celery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Tomatoes 2 , chopped
Flour 1 Tablespoon
Sugar 1 Teaspoon
Chicken broth 6 Cup (96 tbs)
Pepper 1/4 Teaspoon

Directions

Soak beans separately overnight in water to cover.

Bring white beans to a boil in fresh, lightly salted water and cook until almost tender.

Add potato and cook until potato and beans are soft.

Drain and mash well.

Meanwhile, cook onion, garlic, celery, leeks and tomatoes in olive oil until onion is tender but not browned.

Sprinkle with flour.

Add chicken broth, stirring constantly, and tomato puree'.

Stir in sugar and soaked garbanzos.

Simmer 30 min or until garbanzos are almost tender.

Add mashed bean and potato mixture, noodles and salt and pepper.

Cook until noodles are tender, about 15 min.

Pass grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley when served.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 55 Minutes
Ready In: 55 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 757Calories from Fat 145

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.2%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1485 mg61.88%

Total Carbohydrates 125 g41.7%

Dietary Fiber 23 g92%

Sugars 20 g

Protein 32 g64%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet