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Minestrone alla Milanese

Minestrone alla Milanese

Minestrone alla Milanese

Cook Time 6 to 7 hours


Makes 8 to 10 servings


1 cup diced potato
1 cup coarsely chopped carrots
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium beef broth
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup coarsely chopped green cabbage
1 cup sliced zucchini
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup sliced fresh green beans
3/4 cup coarsely chopped celery
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 bay leaf
1 can (about 15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients except cannellini beans and cheese in 5-quart slow cooker; mix well. Cover; cook on LOW 5 to 6 hours.
  2. Add cannellini beans. Cover; cook on LOW 1 hour or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Remove and discard bay leaf. Garnish with cheese, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Fiber 5 g
Carbohydrate 23 g
Total Fat 4 g
Calories from Fat 27 %
Calories 135
Protein 8 g
Sodium 242 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fat 1/2
Vegetable 1-1/2
Starch 1

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