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Creamy Minestrone and Meatballs

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Creamy Minestrone and Meatballs
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 12
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This minestrone is great to make in large batches and freeze for quick weeknight meals. A family favorite at our house! Serve with a crusty loaf of Pillsbury™ French Bread for a great & filling meal!
by: Gourmet Mom
Updated Jun 28, 2021

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 lb. frozen Italian Meatballs (or make your own!)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 1 can (30 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 large zucchini, chopped
  • 1 can (15 oz.) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 48 oz. beef broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 jar (26 oz) spaghetti sauce
  • 8 oz small uncooked pasta

Steps

  • 1
    In a large pot over medium-high heat, sauté onion until translucent.
  • 2
    Reduce heat to medium-low. Add carrots and tomatoes. Simmer 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Add beans and remaining ingredients except cream cheese. Simmer 20 more minutes.
  • 4
    Add cream cheese and stir until incorporated.
  • 5
    Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!

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