Sunday, October 23, 2011

Minestrone Soup

This is a low point Weight Watcher meal, can be easily frozen for storage, is super quick and easy, and is YUMMY!!!

  • 2 cans (14 1/2 oz each) chicken broth
  • 1 can (16 oz) stewed tomatoes, un-drained and coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups kidney beans (I used 2 cans)
  • 1 pkg (16 oz) frozen mixed veges
  • 1/4 cup shell macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried basil leaves
Your soup will be more "soupy" than mine, I added a lot of extra shells then ended up adding extra broth and tomatoes to give it more liquid before freezing :)

  1. Pour tomatoes (and juice) into small food processor and chop (or chop by hand)
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan
  3. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat
  4. Reduce head to medium-low and let simmer for 20 minutes
I doubled the recipe, added extra noodles, added extra cans of broth and tomatoes, and then froze a TON of it for after the baby arrives. To freeze I used Ziploc brand freezer bags and then got all the air out before closing it and put that bag inside another freezer bag. 

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