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Microwave Minestrone

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Microwave Minestrone
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 2 cups
Calories 398kcal


  • 3 cup green beans
  • 2 medium bell pepper, red
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 4 medium carrot
  • 4 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/3 can (6 oz) tomato paste, canned
  • 4 cup chicken broth, low-sodium
  • 3 cup great northern beans, canned
  • 2/3 cup couscous, dry
  • 3 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated


  • Snap beans, chop bell peppers, mince garlic, and slice carrots.
  • In a large microwave safe bowl put in oil, garlic, snap beans, chopped peppers, and carrot slices. Mix so the vegetables are coated in oil.
  • Microwave on high for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • Add tomato paste, chicken broth, and navy beans and mix together. Microwave for another 5 minutes.
  • Add couscous and let sit for five minutes until couscous absorbs moisture and pumps. (May require additional microwaving if your soup is not hot enough.)
  • Serve hot and top with Parmesan cheese and artisan bread.


Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 836mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 10g