Thick Italian Winter Stew with Vermicelli

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  • Ingredients

    1/2 cup 1-inch pieces uncooked vermicelli or small pasta shells (2 oz) 
    4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 
    2 medium Green Giant™ Fresh Onions, chopped (1 cup) 
    1/2 medium Green Giant™ Fresh Green Bell Pepper, chopped 
    1 medium Green Giant™ Fresh Zucchini cut in half lengthwise, then crosswise into thin slices (about 1 1/2 cups) 
    1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with garlic, oregano and basil, undrained 
    1 can (14 oz) beef or vegetable broth 
    1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 
    1 can (15 oz) red kidney beans, drained, rinsed 
    2 tablespoons chopped Green Giant™ Fresh Parsley

  • Directions

    1. Cook and drain vermicelli as directed on package; cover to keep warm. 
    2. Meanwhile, spray 4-quart Dutch oven with cooking spray. Add 1 teaspoon of the oil; heat over medium-high heat. Add onions and bell pepper; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
    3. Stir in zucchini, tomatoes, broth and Italian seasoning. Heat to boiling over high heat. Stir in kidney beans; return just to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; cook 10 minutes. 
    4. Add cooked vermicelli, parsley and remaining 3 teaspoons oil to stew; stir gently to mix.
     
    Prep Time: 20 Min 
    Start to Finish: 30 Min

  • Nutrition Facts

    1 Serving: Calories 270 (Calories from Fat 50); Total Fat 6g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 820mg; Potassium 930mg; Total Carbohydrate 46g (Dietary Fiber 10g); Protein 14g 
    % Daily Value: Vitamin A 20%; Vitamin C 35%; Calcium 10%; Iron 25%; Vitamin D 0% 

  • 4 servings (1 1/2 cups each)
    

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