Minestrone jam packed with vegetables
- Energy 1028Kj
- Protein 10.4g
- Fat Total: 4.2g
- Fat (saturated) 1.8g
- Carbohydrate Total: 37.3g
- Fibre 9.5g
- Sodium 621mg
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
½ cup mushrooms, chopped
½ cup sweet potato, chopped
½ cup green beans, chopped
Handful baby spinach, chopped
2 x 400g can chopped tomatoes (salt reduced)
1 x 400g can cannellini beans
1 cup macaroni (or fun shaped pasta)
500mL salt reduced vegetable stock
Pepper, to taste
30g Parmesan cheese
1. Heat oil in a large saucepan on medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery, carrot, mushrooms and sweet potato and saute fry for 5-10 minutes or until the vegetables have softened without colouring.
2. Add the tomatoes, stock and water and bring to the boil. Add the macaroni, zucchini and green beans and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the pasta is al-dente. Add the spinach and cannellini beans and cook until the water begins to simmer.
3. Season with pepper and serve topped with grated Parmesan.
Dietitian Notes / Recipe Tips
This recipe is great to use up any leftover veggies at the end of the week. You can swap and change the veggies in this recipe for what is leftover in the fridge. It’s also easy to tailor to little tastebuds who might have their own favourite veggie combinations.
This recipe has had the amount of vegetable stock reduced and the water level increased. Original recipe and image reproduced with permission from One Handed Cooks
Disclaimer: The above recipe meets Diabetes Queensland nutrient criteria. However, the opinions expressed in the above mentioned associated website do not necessarily reflect the views of Diabetes Queensland.
Please note the serving size listed is to be used as a guide only. Consider your own individual nutrient and carbohydrate requirements and adjust the serving size as needed. If you are unsure of your requirements consult an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) for individualised advice.