My Grandma's Minestrone Soup

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Ready in: 45 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 4-5 slices bacon, roughly sliced into bite size pieces
    Meat
  • 3 quarts beef stock (12 cups)
    Canned and Jarred
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 15-ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    Canned and Jarred
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
    Canned and Jarred
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
    Produce
  • ? cup chopped celery
    Produce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • ? cup chopped leeks, white part only
    Produce
  • 1 cup small macaroni
    Pasta and Rice
  • 1 small onion, chopped
    Produce
  • 1½ cups grated Parmesan cheese
    Cheese
  • 2-3 chunks of Parmesan cheese rind
    Cheese
  • ? cup frozen peas, thawed
    Produce
  • 1½ cups potatoes
    Produce

Steps

  • Add the bacon to a large dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat and cook until browned but not crispy.
  • Add the onion, carrots, leeks and celery then reduce the heat to medium and cook until the vegetables soften, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the beef stock, kosher salt, pepper, and cheese rinds. Bring to a boil then reduce to a gently rolling simmer and cook for about 15 minutes, partially covered with a lid.
  • Add the potatoes, macaroni, and tomatoes, then partially cover with the lid, and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes more.
  • Add the kidney beans and peas, and simmer until warmed through. Taste for seasoning and adjust to your taste. Just before serving, add the grated Parmesan cheese and serve sprinkled with more Parmesan if youd like.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 324.78  cal  (16.24%)
  • Fat: 10.31  g  (15.86%)
  • Saturated Fat: 4.84  g  (30.25%)
  • Carbohydrates: 37.0  g  (12.33%)
  • Sugar: 8.03  g  (8.92%)
  • Cholesterol: 20.18  mg  (6.73%)
  • Sodium: 1611.89  mg  (70.08%)
  • Protein: 22.72  g  (45.45%)
  • Vitamin A: 3194.43  IU  (63.89%)
  • Phosphorus: 398.42  mg  (39.84%)
  • Manganese: 0.76  mg  (37.96%)
  • Potassium: 1321.51  mg  (37.76%)
  • Calcium: 321.16  mg  (32.12%)
  • Copper: 0.62  mg  (30.81%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.52  mg  (30.62%)
  • Selenium: 20.51  µg  (29.31%)
  • Vitamin B3: 5.65  mg  (28.27%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.56  mg  (27.82%)
  • Fiber: 6.74  g  (26.98%)
  • Iron: 4.41  mg  (24.48%)
  • Magnesium: 87.48  mg  (21.87%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.33  mg  (21.73%)
  • Vitamin C: 17.38  mg  (21.07%)
  • Vitamin K: 16.99  µg  (16.18%)
  • Zinc: 2.29  mg  (15.24%)
  • Folate: 58.67  µg  (14.67%)
  • Vitamin E: 1.03  mg  (6.87%)
  • Vitamin B5: 0.64  mg  (6.39%)
  • Vitamin B12: 0.28  µg  (4.72%)

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