Minestrone Soup

This classic minestrone soup is full of flavor and completely vegetarian. Warm up any night with this soup.

Ingredients:

2 tbs. butter

1 yellow onion, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

2 celery sticks, chopped

2 cups chopped seasonal veggies (potatoes, squash, beans, etc.)

1/4 cup Food Club® Tomato Paste

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp. oregano

1/2 tsp. thyme

1 tsp. salt

2 Food Club® bay leaves

1 can (28 oz) Food Club® diced tomatoes

4 cups Food Club® vegetable broth

2 cups water

1 cup Food Club® shell pasta

1 can rinsed and drained beans of choice

2 cups spinach, chopped

Parmesan for garnishing

Instructions:

Heat a large pot over medium-high heat and melt butter. Add onions, carrots, celery and tomato paste and cook down for 7-10 minutes.

Add seasonal vegetables and all seasonings. Cook for 2 minutes.

Add diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, and water. Bring the pot to a boil a cook for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, add pasta, beans and spinach. Cook the entire mixture for 25 more minutes. Once done, remove bay leaves and serve.