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Minestrone Casserole

All the loveliness of Minestrone Soup...in casserole form. The beans, the pasta, the veggies, the cheese. Without a drop of broth!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Servings - 8 servings


  • 1 lb. box elbow macaroni noodles
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 15 oz. can diced tomatoes undrained
  • 15 oz. can dark red kidney beans drained
  • 10 oz. box frozen spinach
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Parsley, sprinkle on top
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh fruit or veggies side


  • Cook the pasta as directed in a saucepan. Drain. Do not rinse.
  • In the same saucepan, add the olive oil and saute the carrots, celery and garlic for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the undrained diced tomatoes, drained kidney beans, and cooked spinach leaves. Add the pasta back into the saucepan and toss with the other ingredients.
  • Pour them into a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over top, then sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over top. Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cheese has melted and begins to golden on top. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve Minestrone Casserole with side of veggies or fruit.