Hearty Minestrone Soup
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Hearty Minestrone Soup
Hearty Minestrone Soup
3 stalks celery, sliced
3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
1 large onion, chopped
2 (32- oz.) cans beef broth
1 (8.75- oz.) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (6- oz.) can tomato paste
1 cup marinara or your favorite pasta sauce
2 tsp. Italian herb seasoning
3/4 cup small shell pasta
Prepared basil pesto

Prep: 5 minutes, Cook: 45 minutes, Serves: 8

1. Place all ingredients except pasta and pesto in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

2. Add pasta and cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes longer.

3. Spoon into large bowls and swirl a teaspoon of pesto into each.

Nutritional Information:
127 calories, 7 g protein, 3 g fat, 19 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 mg cholesterol, 775 mg sodium