Macho Minestrone

  • Recipe By
  • Published Dec 31st
  • Ready In1h 5m
  • Servings12
  • Calories325
It has everything: sausage, beans, pasta, potatoes, and lots of vegetables.

Macho Minestrone Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Macho Minestrone for 12 servings:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound bulk mild Italian sausage
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 zucchinis, halved lengthwise and sliced into half-moons
  • 1 bunch kale, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup ditalini pasta
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Macho Minestrone Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook45m
  • Ready In1h 5m

To cook Macho Minestrone, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Macho Minestrone is about 45 minutes , and you can serve your Macho Minestrone within 1 hour 5 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Macho Minestrone easily:

  1. 1 Heat about 1/4 cup olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir Italian sausage in hot oil until about half browned, about 5 minutes. Add carrots, celery, and onion; continue to cook and stir until the sausage is completely browned, about 5 minutes more. Drain and discard some of the fat if you find it too greasy.
  2. 2 Stir potatoes into the sausage mixture, season with salt and pepper, and cook until the potatoes begin to soften, about 7 minutes more.
  3. 3 Pour chicken broth and water into the pot. Bring the liquid to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a flat-edged spoon. Add tomatoes and again bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the potatoes are completely soft, about 15 minutes.
  4. 4 Stir zucchini and kale into the liquid; simmer until zucchini is soft, about 10 minutes.
  5. 5 Stir cannellini beans and ditalini pasta into the liquid; cook until pasta is tender, about 5 minutes. Ladle into bowls and garnish with Parmesan cheese and splash of olive oil.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 325 calories; 14.9 grams of fat; 35.3 grams of carbohydrates; 12.8 grams of protein; 19 milligrams of cholesterol; 906 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Dec 22nd 2018

    small changes -whatever was around - !

  2. Oct 9th 2017

    This is seriously one of the best meals I've ever tasted! Will be in heavy rotation all year round and am sharing the recipe with all of my friends & family. Kale didn't look fresh at th ...

  3. Jul 26th 2017

    This is really tasty. The only thing I would do differently is add the zucchini with the pasta, so it doesn't cook too long. I personally prefer it with a little snap.

  4. Jan 4th 2016

    I absolutely love this recipe. I made a few changes based on others suggestions and my own taste. Added garlic and fresh basil, swapped frozen spinach for kale...and a splash of red wine. M ...

  5. Nov 18th 2014

    Very good in the end, but I had to play with this a bit. First, for me this needed garlic and fresh herbs (and a good glug of red wine). Second, I found additional broth preferable to the ...