Easy Minestrone Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 (14.5oz) cans diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 (15oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14oz) can low sodium beef broth
  • 1 Parmesan rind
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 cup dry tubetti pasta or other small pasta
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, celery, garlic and chili flakes.
  3. Cook until vegetables are slightly tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, beans, broth, Parmesan rind, rosemary and pasta.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until pasta is tender, about 10 minutes.
  7. Remove Parmesan rind and rosemary sprig.
  8. Stir in spinach and simmer until spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes.
  9. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with grated Parmesan and basil.
  10. Serves 6.