Red, White and Bean Minestrone
Bush’s<sup>®</sup> Red, White and Bean Minestrone

Bush’s® Red, White and Bean Minestrone

Fresh vegetables, flavorful Italian sausage, Kidney Beans and Cannellini Beans create a colorful soup sure to please your family.

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Recipe Details

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours 38 minutes
  • Servings: 9

Ingredients

  • 1/2 can (16 oz) BUSH'S® Red Kidney Beans, drained
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) BUSH'S® Cannellini Beans, with liquid
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Italian turkey sausage, in small pieces
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 can (16 oz) chopped canned tomatoes
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups zucchini cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked bowtie pasta
  • 2 Tbsp pre-packaged pesto
  • 2 Tbsp fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium sauce pan. Add sausage; brown well.
  2. Add tomato paste; cook 5 minutes until brown.
  3. Add onions, celery, garlic, carrots and oregano. Cook until garlic is aromatic, approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Pour into a 4-quart slow cooker. Add tomatoes and chicken stock.
  5. Cook on low setting for 6 to 7 hours or until the vegetables are tender.
  6. Stir in beans, zucchini, spinach and cooked pasta. Cook on high setting for 8 minutes or until beans and pasta are warmed through and spinach has wilted.
  7. To Serve: Pour the soup into a bowl. Top with a little pesto and fresh grated parmesan cheese.