Tuna Minestrone with Parmesan Cheese

Tuna Minestrone with Parmesan Cheese
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    Recipe Yield: 8

15 minutes

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.

*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.