Skinny Minestrone SoupAdapted from a recipe created by SkinnyTaste.com
Replacing regular macaroni pasta with Skinny Noodles Macaroni in this classic minestrone recipe cuts the total calories and carbs in half! It can be made in a slow cooker or on the stove top (simmer all ingredients on low, about 40 minutes).
Makes 8 servings
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup diced celery
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 fresh rosemary sprig (optional)
2 bay leaves
Dash of dried basil, to taste (optional)
Salt and fresh black pepper, to taste
1 medium 8 oz zucchini, diced
2 cups chopped fresh spinach
2 8 oz pkgs Skinny Noodles Macaroni, drained and rinsed
Parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)
Saute carrots, celery, onion, and garlic in oil over medium-high heat about 15 minutes, or until tender. Transfer to slow cooker along with broth, tomatoes, beans, salt, and pepper. Add rosemary, bay leaves, and basil; cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high 4-6 hours.
About 40 minutes before the soup is done, add zucchini, spinach, and Skinny Noodles Macaroni. Cover and cook 30 more minutes. Remove bay leaves and rosemary sprig. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese if desired.
Weight Watcher Points+: 2