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Camellia Brand
Cozy Minestrone

Cozy Minestrone

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 3-4 stalks celery, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 carrots, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 pound Camellia Brand Cannellini Beans
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 cup ditalini pasta, or other small-shaped pasta
  • 1 zucchini, cubed (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup green beans, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Fresh basil, chopped
  • Parmesan cheese
Yield:
14
Serving Size:
1 cup

Directions:

  1. Rinse and sort beans.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add onion, celery, and carrot, and sauté for 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  3. Add broth, water, tomatoes, beans, oregano, thyme, and fennel, and bring to a boil.
  4. Boil for 10 minutes, reduce heat, cover, and simmer 3-4 hours, or until beans are tender.
  5. Stir in pasta, zucchini, green beans, salt, and pepper. Cook 10 minutes more, and serve topped with fresh basil and fresh grated Parmesan.