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Almost Instant Minestrone

Almost Instant Minestrone

Prep time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1

  • 1/4 cup dried whole-wheat macaroni
  • 4.4 oz. canned red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
  • 3/4 cup frozen diced vegetable mixture
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves
  1. Cook pasta following the directions on the box. Drain. Refresh under cold water. Drain well. Place pasta in a 3-cup capacity glass jar with lid. Top with beans, frozen vegetable mixture, tomato, garlic, tomato paste and pesto. Secure lid. Refrigerate. Place basil in a small snap-lock bag. Refrigerate.
  2. To assemble: Pour 1 cup boiling water into jar. Stir until tomato paste has dissolved. Secure lid. Stand for 3 minutes or until heated through. Stir in basil. Serve.

Per serving: Calories 402 kcal; Carbohydrates 56g; Protein 16g; Fat 8.5g; Sodium 472mg; Fiber 14g

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