Easy Minestrone Soup (Vegetarian)


I absolutely love this soup! If the wine is not sweet at all, add a tsp of sugar to sweeten it up. It's really easy to make. 
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 carrots sliced thin
  • 2 celery stalks sliced 
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic (i used the stuff in a jar)
  • 1 Can Cannellini Beans
  • 5 Cups chicken Stock (for vegetarian use vegetable)
  • 1/2 cup good red wine (something you would drink, not cooking wine- Bohemian Cabernet is good)
  • 1 Can petite diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, or a few handfulls of frozen
  • 1/2 - 1 cup of frozen green beans or peas
  • 1 cup of Bowtie Pasta Noodles

In a large stock pot, saute onions in olive oil for about 2 minutes. Add in celery and carrots and saute about 3 minutes longer. Add in remaining ingredients except for the pasta and bring to a simmer. Add in pasta and cook until pasta is done. Serve with crushed red pepper flakes if you like it spicy like me :) Can also top with a tsp or two of Parmesan cheese. Serve with a small salad on the side. 

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