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Beef Minestrone Soup

      

This Beef Minestrone Soup is full of protein, and vegetables. It’s made in the slow cooker which makes for perfect meal for a busy weeknight.

Makes 8 (1 and 1/2 cups) servings

What ingredients do I need to make this Beef Minestrone Soup?

How do I make this Beef Minestrone Soup?

Spray a skillet pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add ground beef. Cook until the meat is no longer pink.In a crock pot, combine cooked ground beef/turkey, vegetable or beef broth, water, tomato sauce, tomatoes, kidney beans, green beans, onion, celery, carrots, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper in a crockpot.

Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook shell pasta or macaroni according to package. Drain.

Add spinach and cooked pasta shells or macaroni into crockpot; cook for an additional 15 minutes.

Serve warm.

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. 96% lean ground beef or 99% ground turkey
  • 2 (15 oz) can kidney beans, drained
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable or beef broth (  I use Swanson’s reduced sodium beef broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can green beans
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 (14 1/2 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 6 oz. dry Barilla whole grain pasta shells 
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, torn
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Spray a skillet pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add ground beef. Cook until the meat is no longer pink.
  2. In a crock pot, combine cooked ground beef/turkey, vegetable or beef broth, water, tomato sauce, tomatoes, kidney beans, green beans, onion, celery, carrots, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper in a slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook shell pasta or macaroni according to package. Drain.
  5. Add spinach and cooked pasta shells or macaroni into crockpot; cook for an additional 15 minutes.

Optional: Top with Parmesan cheese for additional points

Makes 8 (1 and 1/2 cups) servings

0-5 PersonalPoints™ per serving*plus +1 point for non starchy veggies

 *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. 

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

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Yield: 8 servings

Beef Minestrone Soup

Beef Minestrone Soup

This Beef Minestrone soup is full of protein, and vegetables. It's made in the slow cooker which makes for perfect meal for a busy weeknight.

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 6 seconds
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes 6 seconds

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. 96% lean ground beef
  • 2 (15 oz) can kidney beans, drained
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable or beef broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can green beans
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 (14 1/2 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 6 oz. dry Barilla Whole Grain Shell pasta
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, torn
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Spray a skillet pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add ground beef. Cook until the meat is no longer pink.
  2. In a crock pot, combine cooked ground beef, vegetable or beef broth, water, tomato sauce, green beans, tomatoes, kidney beans, onion, celery, carrots, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper in a crockpot
  3. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook shell pasta or macaroni according to package. Drain.
  5. Add spinach and cooked pasta shells or macaroni into crockpot; cook for an additional 15 minutes.

Makes 8 (1 and 1/2 cups) servings 

0-5 PersonalPoints™ per serving*plus +1 point for non starchy veggies

Notes

Point values do not include the optional Parmesan cheese.

Smartpoints: GREEN: 6 SmartPoints per serving BLUE: 4 SmartPoints per serving PURPLE: 1 SmartPoint per serving

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 220Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 28mgSodium 506mgCarbohydrates 21gNet Carbohydrates 15gFiber 6gSugar 5gProtein 22g

The SmartPoint values and nutritional information is estimated and figured based off the brand of ingredients listed in the recipe using the WW app. The SmartPoint values may vary depending on the brand of ingredients used. To calculate the Smartpoint value on a recipe you will need to enter the ingredients in the WW app manually by creating a recipe using the recipe builder. The WW app does not recognize the zero point ingredients in recipes and will calculate it based only off the nutritional information; which will not be accurate.

marie johson

Monday 13th of April 2020

Such an amazing recipe! And one my whole family will fall in love with!

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