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Hearty and Healthy 3 Bean Minestrone

This Hearty and Healthy 3 Bean Minestrone recipe contains can garbanzo beans, can cannellini beans, potatoes, extra-virgin olive oil, chicken stock and more.
4 Servings - 2 hr -
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Servings:4  | Calories:581 | Total Fat:16g  | Chol:14mg  | More
Nutritional facts are per serving and accuracy is not certain.
Total Fat 16g
25 %
Sat Fat 5g
25 %
Total Carb 86g
29 %
Fiber 19g
76 %
Sugars 12g
Cholesterol 14mg
5 %
Sodium 2208mg
92 %
Protein 28g
55 %
46% Others combined
22% Can garbanzo beans
15% Can cannellini beans
15% Potatoes
Percentages based on 2000 calories diet. Data may be incomplete or calculations inaccurate - Learn more.


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus some for drizzling
1 1 / 8-inch-thick slice prosciutto di Parma, about 1/4 pound, optional
1 onion, chopped
2 to 3 ribs celery, finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
1 red chile pepper, finely chopped or thinly sliced (recommended: Fresno or Holland)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound small potatoes, chopped or 1 cup small pasta
1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained
1 (15 to 15.5 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
5 ounces fresh, thin green beans, cut into thirds
1 small head escarole or small bundle chard, shredded
Lemon zest
Parmesan cheese, shredded, for topping
Hot, crusty bread for mopping
Parmigiano and Herb Fortified Stock
1 large rind trimmed from a hunk of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese or a few small pieces rind perhaps saved-up
Herb bundle of several sprigs each fresh thyme, parsley and rosemary, tied
1 onion, peeled and quartered
2 ribs celery, sliced on angle
2 carrots, sliced on angle
Peeled rind of 1 lemon
2 fresh bay leaves
4 cups chicken stock
12 cups (3 quarts) water
Roasted Tomatoes
24 ripe organic vine tomatoes or large plum tomatoes

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