Thursday, February 18, 2010

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

1/2 lb. ground Italian sausage
1 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, diced
2 carrots, chopped
1 large celery stalk, chopped
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
2 C beef broth
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 1/2 tsp parsley flakes
1 (15 oz) can cut green beans
3/4 C noodles (macaroni, rotini, or egg noodles, etc.)
Shredded parmesan cheese for topping

Brown sausage in a saucepan. Drain grease and combine with all ingredients in a slow cooker EXCEPT canned beans, noodles and parmesan. Let simmer 3 hours on Low. About an hour before serving, add half the can green beans and the noodles. Stir occasionally. When noodles are ready, serve topped with parmesan.

Serves 5 to 7.

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