Zesty Italian Style Meatball Tomato Minestrone
Submitted by aidells ~
November 30, 2010
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Prep time45 minutes
CharacteristicsHealthy Quick & Easy
Preparation MethodStew
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2Tolive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, diced
1 carrot, diced
1 zucchini, diced
2 boiling potatoes, peeled and diced
5cchicken or vegetable stock
2 15-ounce cans chopped tomatoes
2cshredded kale or chard
1 15-ounce can of white beans, rinsed and drained
1/2csmall shell pasta
1lbAidells Sun-Dried Tomato Meatballs
1/4cchopped fresh basil
  salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  Freshly grated parmesan cheese, for garnish


In a large Dutch oven or soup pot, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery, carrot, zucchini and potatoes and cook, stirring until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes.

Stir in the stock and tomatoes and bring to simmer. Simmer until the vegetables are almost cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Add the kale or chard, beans and pasta and simmer until the pasta is tender, about 10 minutes. Add the meatballs and basil and cook until the meatballs are is heated through, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve garnished with parmesan cheese.


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