MINESTRONE SOUP MIX
Ingredients: pasta (semolina, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin), celery, onion, carrots, green beans, cabbage, bell peppers, parsley, garlic, bay leaf, sea salt, thyme, .
1 package Minestrone Soup Mix
½ lb. of mild or hot Italian sausage
1 28oz can diced tomatos
12 cups water and 4 chicken bouillon cubes or 12 cups chicken broth
1 16 oz. can dark red kidney bean (optional)
Brown sausage, drain. In soup pot add sausage, soup mix (reserving pasta packet), 12 cups of water and bouillon cubes (or chicken broth) and tomatoes. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer 1-1 1/3 hours. Return to a boil, add 2 cups water, pasta packet, and beans if desired. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is tender. (Add additional water if soup becomes too thick) Serve with grated parmesan cheese.
Remove bay leaf before serving.
Makes approximately 8 servings.