Tuna Minestrone with Parmesan Cheese

Tuna Minestrone with Parmesan Cheese
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  • Recipe Yield: 8

This hearty soup makes a great winter dinner.


  • 1 (6.4 oz.) Pouch or 2 (2.6 oz.) Pouches or 2 (5 oz.) Cans - Albacore White Tuna (if using cans, drained and chunked)
  • 1 can (15.25 oz.) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 14 cup tomato paste
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) Italian style, diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz.) chicken broth plus water to equal 4 cups
  • 12 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1 tsp. Italian herb seasoning
  • 2 cups Italian-style mixed frozen vegetables
  • 12 cup small shell pasta, uncooked
  • 3 cups fresh romaine lettuce, cut crosswise in 1-inch strips (or fresh spinach)
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a 4-qt. saucepan combine kidney beans, tomato paste, tomatoes with liquid, chicken broth with water, herb seasoning and red pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Add pasta and frozen vegetables; simmer 8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat; add tuna and romaine lettuce. Ladle into bowls and garnish with Parmesan cheese.
Servings Per Container: 8 Serving Size: 1¼ cups (286g)
Amount Per Serving DV%*
Calories 130
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 30%
Sodium 720mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 4g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A 40%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 4%
Iron 6%

*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.