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Minestrone With Italian Sausage

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“Betty Crocker”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 lb bulk sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 2 medium carrots, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 5 14 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups canned diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (16 ounce) can great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup uncooked small elbow macaroni
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise in half, then cut into 1/4-inch slices (1 cup)
  • 1 cup frozen cut green beans


  1. In a 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over med-high heat.
  2. Add sausage, onion, carrots, basil, and garlic; cook 5-7 minutes, stirring often, until sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  3. Stir broth, tomatoes, and great northern beans into sausage mixture.
  4. Heat to boiling; decrease heat to med-low.
  5. Cover; cook 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Stir in macaroni, zucchini, and frozen green beans; heat to boiling.
  7. Cook over med-high heat 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are hot and macaroni is tender; taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

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