CP Minestrone

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CP Minestrone
Wed, 02-28-2007 - 6:00pm

CP Minestrone

c. Italian Dressing

1 cup chopped onions (about 1 medium)

1/2 cup chopped celery (about 1 stalk)

1/2 cup chopped carrots (about 1 medium)

1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained

1 can (19 oz.) red kidney beans, drained, rinsed

2 cans (14 oz. each) vegetable broth

2 cups water

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

1-1/2 cups small shell macaroni, uncooked

1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese

HEAT dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions, celery and carrots; cook 2 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Spoon into slow cooker. Add tomatoes, beans, broth, water and Italian seasoning; stir. Cover with lid.

COOK on LOW for 6 hours (or on HIGH for 3 hours).

STIR in macaroni; cook 10 to 15 min. or until macaroni is tender. Sprinkle with cheese just before serving.
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