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Zesty Minestrone

Zesty Minestrone recipe
photo by:kraft
This slow-cooking, vegetarian version of an Italian classic is a smart one-pot way to enjoy veggies and warm pasta.
time
prep:
15 min
total:
6 hr 30 min
servings
total:
8 servings, about 1 cup each
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What You Need

1/4
cup  KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1
 onion, chopped
1
stalk  celery, chopped
1
 carrot, peeled, chopped
1
can  (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can  (19 oz.) red kidney beans, rinsed
2
cans  (14 oz. each) vegetable broth
2
cups  water
1
tsp.  Italian seasoning
1-1/2
cups  small pasta shells, uncooked
1/2
cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

Make It

HEAT dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions, celery and carrots; cook 2 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Pour into slow cooker. Add tomatoes, beans, broth, water and seasoning; stir. Cover with lid.

COOK on LOW 6 hours (or on HIGH 3 hours).

STIR in macaroni; cook 10 to 15 min. or until macaroni is tender. Top with cheese just before serving.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
Serve with crusty bread and a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Dressing.
Substitute
Prepare using canned white beans or chickpeas (garbanzo beans).
Special Extra
Cook 8 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon; drain, then coarsely crumble. Add to soup just before serving.
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