Sunday, September 28, 2008

Minestroni Soup

This is a great soup......the recipe came from Julie Freeman

2 large chicken breasts
8 C. Water
1 lb of italian sausage cooked and drained
2 carrots peeled and sliced
3 celery ribs sliced
2 zucchini sliced
1 onion sliced 1 inch thick
2 cans (28 oz) crushed tomataoes
1 can kidney beans drained (can use any canned bean , I sometimes use White or Black beans)
1 TBSP garlic powder
2 TBSP dry parsley
1/2 tsp. basil
1 bay leaf
8 oz cooked noodles (bowtie, macaroni whatever you have)
1/2 c fresh spinach chopped

Cook Chicken breasts in water until tender. Remove from water and dice. Cook pasta seperate to avoid mushy pasta. Cook vegetables in the water chicken was cooked in . Continue cooking until veggies are tender. Add tomatoes,beans and seasonings. Add chicken and sausage. To serve spoon some pasta in a bowl. Top with soup and then with shredded cheese and chopped spinach. To store leftovers keep pasta seperate from soup to avoid mushy pasta. This soup freezes well. Freez flat in ziploc freezer bags. On serving day just boil pasta and heat through......My family loves this.

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