Minestrone

Minestrone
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Ingredients

  • Grated Parmesan or pecorino cheese, for garnish
  • ½ cup finely chopped Italian parsley (from about ½ bunch)
  • ¾ cup ditalini, tubettini, or other small pasta
  • 4 cups (1 quart) low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 6 ounces green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • + 10 more ingredients
    • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with juices
    • 1 medium bay leaf
    • 1 medium carrot, peeled, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced
    • 2 medium celery stalks, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
    • 1 small russet potato, medium dice
    • 2 medium garlic cloves, peeled and minced
    • ½ medium yellow onion, finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (¼ stick)
    • 1 cup dried cannellini beans

Place beans in a large saucepan, fill with about 5 cups heavily salted water, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, until beans are tender all the way through, about 2 hours. Reserve 4 cups of the bean-cooking liquid. Drain beans and reserve. Heat butt...

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