Muscle Minestrone Soup
Hearty soup starts from a can for fast, easy preparation. Men can cook this. Preparation + cook time: 30 minutes. Serves 4 1 can Trader Joe’s Minestrone Soup 3 small Yukon Gold potatoes, chopped into 3/4-inch cubes 1 cup water 1 serving pouch Trader Joe’s Savory Broth Beef Flavor 2 Trader Joe’s Spicy Italian Chicken Sausages- precooked and sliced to ¼-inch chunks 1 medium onion chopped coarsely ½ cup sliced mushrooms 2 tbsp. olive oil ½ tsp. chopped garlic ½ tsp. Oregano or “Italian Seasoning” Dash ground red cayenne pepper- to taste Dash allspice- to taste 1 Bay leaf Directions: Boil potatoes in 1 cup water in small saucepan. Place potatoes with the water into a soup pot, add Minestrone soup from can, broth pouch, seasonings and warm over low heat, stirring occasionally ‘til bubbling. In a medium skillet cook onion, mushrooms and garlic in olive oil until onion is soft. Add precooked sausage and cook until warm. Add sausage mixture to soup in pot, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf and top with grated parmesan (if desired) before serving.