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Minestrone

How about some soup?  After having every kind of weather this weekend - that's right, temperatures near 70 turned into thunder and lightning, changing to snow  - I thought a nice pot of soup was in order.  

Ingredients:
3 - 14 &1/2  oz. cans beef broth
2 - 15 oz. cans canellini beans - rinsed & drained
1 - 14 &1/2 oz can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
1 - 1 &1/2 oz can vegetable juice
1 - 6 oz. can tomato paste
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 12-14 oz. package frozen mixed vegetables
2 cups cooked pasta (1 cup uncooked) I used Ditalini 
Grated Parmesan cheese

Combine the first 7 ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil.  
Add the mixed vegetables, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add cooked pasta and remove from heat.

Ladle into bowls, sprinkle with Parmesan.

Serves 8.

How's that for easy?  

Here's hoping the weather calms down...I'm really ready for Spring!

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  1. This looks and sounds perfect for a cold day! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are very welcome! Don't you love that you can just dump everything in the pot and it's done?

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  2. This is a dish I actually don't have a recipe for. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Brag About it! Pinned to share :)

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    1. I'm happy to share, Laurie. Thank you so much for pinning!

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  3. Looks and sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2017/03/make-pretty-monday-week-209.html Have a happy week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  4. Minestrone is my most favourite soup, but I make mine a little differently to yours Ann. I'll definitely be giving this recipe a try.
    Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your recipe at today's party.
    Hugs, Kerryanne

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