Upstate Minestrone Soup

Contributed By: Parker


1 pound Italian sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup sliced fresh carrots
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 cups shredded cabbage
2 small zucchini, sliced
2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed beef broth, undiluted or 3 beef bouillon cubes plus 1-1/2 cups water
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
Minced fresh parsley


1. In a Dutch oven, brown sausage in oil. Add the onion, carrots, garlic and basil; cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the cabbage, zucchini, broth, tomatoes, salt and pepper.
2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add beans; cook 20 minutes longer. Garnish with parsley.

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
YIELD: 8 servings.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 236 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 1329mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 12g protein.

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