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Zesty Minestrone

By jessicar

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  • 1/4 cup italian dressing
  • 1 onion
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 can red kidney beans rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes undrained
  • 2 cans vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1-1/2 cups small pasta shells
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


Level of difficulty Easy
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Heat dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions, celery and carrots; cook 2 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Pour into slow cooker. Add beans, tomatoes, broth, water and seasoning; stir. Cover with lid.

Step 2

Cook on LOW 6 hours (or on HIGH 3 hours).

Step 3

Stir in macaroni; cook 10 to 15 min. or until macaroni is tender. Top with cheese just before serving.


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