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Easy Vegetable Minestrone Soup with Garlic Bread

Easy Vegetable Minestrone Soup with Garlic Bread
YIELDS
4 servings

Ease of Preparation: Easy
Prep Time: 20 minutes

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Ingredients

1
tsp Canola Oil
1
large onion
2
stalks celery
2-3
carrots
2
tsp prepared garlic (from a jar)
4
cup (900 ml) Vegetable Broth, Low-Sodium
1
can diced tomatoes (14 oz / 398 ml)
1
can mixed beans (19 oz / 540 ml)
2
Tbsp tomato paste
tsp Italian Seasoning
tsp fresh pepper
¼
cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼
cup basil pesto (from a jar)
Water
1
baguette or French loaf
2
Tbsp butter (1 tbsp per side)
½
tsp garlic powder
½
tsp parsley flakes
2
cup macaroni
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Directions

Step 1

Take out equipment and ingredients.

Step 2

In the morning:

Step 3

Heat oil in a large stove-top pot at med-high. You can also omit the oil and prepare this soup in a slow cooker.

Step 4

Finely chop onion adding to pot as you cut.

Step 5

Slice celery and carrots thinly and add to pot as you cut.

Step 6

Add garlic.

Step 7

Gradually add vegetable stock, tomatoes, mixed beans, tomato paste, spices, Parmesan cheese and pesto.

Step 8

Cover with lid and simmer on low heat until dinner.

Step 9

When you get home for dinner:

Step 10

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Fill a large stove-top pot with water and bring to a boil for macaroni.

Step 11

Meanwhile: Slice bread lengthwise, lightly butter and sprinkle with garlic powder and parsley.

Step 12

Put bread in oven butter side up and turn oven off.

Step 13

Add macaroni to boiling water. Set timer for 7 minutes. Once macaroni is ready, rinse and set aside.

Step 14

Serve macaroni in the bottom of each bowl and pour hot soup overtop.

Step 15

YUUMMMM!!!! Don’t forget to take the bread out!

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