This tasty black bean minestrone soup delivers a lot of hearty ingredients in a single bowl, including ham, loads of veggies, and cheesy pasta.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
3 cans (15 oz. each) black beans, drained, rinsed
2 cans (14-1/2 oz. each) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 each: onion, zucchini and celery stalk, chopped
1 carrot, peeled, chopped
1 pkg. (6 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Baked Cooked Ham, chopped
1 cup water
1 pkg. (7-1/4 oz.) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
2 cups fresh spinach leaves
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Let's Make It
Combine beans, broth, tomatoes, onions, zucchini, celery, carrots, ham and red pepper in Dutch oven or stockpot. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover. Simmer 10 min. or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
Add water and Macaroni; stir. Cook 7 to 8 min. or until Macaroni is tender.
Stir in Cheese Sauce Mix and spinach; cook 2 min. or until spinach is wilted, stirring occasionally. Serve immediately.
How to Thin the Soup
Soup will thicken with standing. Add additional chicken broth or water to thin the soup, if desired.
Sprinkle each serving with 2 tsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese. Serve with saltine crackers.
Substitute chopped Swiss chard for the spinach.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 35g
Dietary Fibers 8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 3 qt. or 12 servings, 1 cup each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.