Mama Kirk's Homemade Minestrone Soup

By Deborah J. from Salem Public School's, Salem, MA.


Main Dish.

Healthy, flavorful meal in itself. Savory and comforting. This minestrone is a mixed vegetable soup made with northern beans and whole wheat macaroni. Cooked together, the marvelous minestrone is seasoned with a medley of dried herbs and spiced to make a hearty and filling meal.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 8 oz

From Fat1.56%
From Saturated Fat.39%
From Sugar0%


Ingredient 6 servings 50 servings
beans,northern,dry11.5 oz6.0 lbs
macaroni,whole wheat,dry3.0 oz1.6 lbs
carrots.5 oz4.17 oz
onions.5 oz4.17 oz
celery.5 oz4.17 oz
sweet green peppers1.0 oz8.33 oz
oil.25 tsp2.08 tsp
sweet yellow corn1.0 oz8.33 oz
green beans1.0 oz8.33 oz
italian seasoning1.0 tsp8.33 tsp
tomato puree WO/SALT2.0 oz12.0 C
chicken stock6.25 C6.5 qts
garlic powder.25 tsp2.08 tsp
onion powder.125 tsp1.0 tsp
pepper,black.125 tsp1.0 tsp


Main Meal

Soak and cook dry northern beans. Reserve. Cook and drain whole wheat macaroni. Reserve. In a large Stock pot, sautethe carrots,onions, celery and green peppers in the vegetable oil for about 5 minutes. Add the corn and the green beans, saute for 2 more minutes. Add the chicken stock, tomato puree and seasonings. Bring to a simmer Add the northern beans which have already have been soaked and cooked. Let the soup simmer for at least an hour. Hold at 140 degree F. Before service, add the already cooked pasta. Serve hot in 8 ounce bowls.