Microwave Minestrone Soup
This is a healthy, and delicious minestrone soup recipe that is made in the microwave.
3 slices of bacon chopped
1/2 cup onion chopped
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/4 cup chopped celery
3 cups water
1 cup meatless marinara sauce
1 can 10.5 oz red kidney beans, rinsed
1/4 cup small shell macaroni
2 Tablespoons beef bouillon
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup zucchini chopped
Salt to taste
Place chopped bacon in large microwaveable pot. Microwave on high 2-2 1/2 minutes until crisp. Blot up excess oil with paper towel.
Stir in garlic and onions. Cover and cook on high 1 1/2-2 minutes until onions are translucent.
Stir in carrots, celery, and 1 tablespoon of water. Cover and cook on high 2-3 minutes, stirring once.
Stir in the marinara sauce, beans, macaroni shells, pepper, and salt. Cover and cook on high 10 minutes, stirring once.
Add zucchini, cover and cook 5-8 minutes longer, until veggies and macaroni are tender.
Makes 6 cups @ 120 calories per cup.