You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Minestrone Bowl a try. This recipe serves 7. One serving contains 347 calories, 19g of protein, and 10g of fat. This recipe covers 20% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe is typical of Mediterranean cuisine. Head to the store and pick up basil, celery, sun-dried tomatoes, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes.
Combine the sun-dried tomatoes and boiling water in a bowl; let stand 30 minutes.
Drain sun-dried tomatoes through a sieve into a bowl, reserving sun-dried tomatoes and soaking liquid.
Cut tomatoes into julienne strips.
Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
Add sun-dried tomatoes, ham, and next 4 ingredients (ham through garlic), and saut 5 minutes.
Add reserved soaking liquid, 6 cups water, and diced tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.
Add zucchini and beans; cook 5 minutes. Stir in basil, salt, and pepper.
Place pasta into each of 7 large bowls; top with broth mixture and cheese.