Hearty Minestrone with Shells
You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Hearty Minestrone with Shells a try. One serving contains 332 calories, 17g of protein, and 14g of fat. This recipe covers 20% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 8. If you have cannellini beans, celery, carrot, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. This recipe is typical of Mediterranean cuisine.
In a large pot over medium heat, cook sausage, stirring and breaking up with a wooden spoon until no traces of pink remain, 6 to 8 minutes.
Transfer meat to paper towels; drain fat from pot.
Add olive oil, onion, garlic, celery and carrot and cook, stirring, until vegetables have softened, 6 to 8 minutes.
Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes with juice and 3 cups water and bring to a simmer.
Add green beans and chard and simmer until very soft, about 20 minutes. Stir in beans, pasta and reserved sausage and simmer, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente, 8 to 10 minutes.
Stir in Parmesan and season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and serve.