Meatless Monday – Easy Minestrone

One crucial thing to getting kids in the kitchen is teaching them that there is always a job for everyone.  To me, this is also a crucial lesson when it comes to money. 

There is always a job for everyone.

This recipe is great for even the smallest helpers.  You can add all the ingredients before the pot gets hot.  So if they can dump and pour, the job is theirs.

  • 3 Tbs. Vegetable bouillon ( I use Mckay’s beef substitute seasoning)
  • 2 C. boiling water (adult should add this)
  • 1 12 oz. can corn (I use 1 1/2 cup frozen corn)
  • 1 16 oz. can undrained diced tomatoes
  • 1 18 oz. kidney beans
  • 2 Tbs. chopped onions ( I use the frozen ones when I am in a hurry)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 c. uncooked elbow macaroni

Dissolve bouillon cube in water in pot.  Add remaining  ingredients.  Cover and simmer about 30 minutes.

If you pre-measure the seasonings in a little bowl then your helper can still “make this himself” cooking-show style.

Now it’s your turn.  Share a meatless recipe with me.  It can be easy, yummy, cheap, or quick.  It can be for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  It can be an entrée, a side dish, salad, snack, or dessert.  You can share it in the comments, or link up with McKlinky.  We would love to have you.  And check out what everyone else is sharing.

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5 Responses to “Meatless Monday – Easy Minestrone”

  1. Freely Living Life Says:

    Thank you for stopping by today! I’m really glad you enjoyed the tomato feta salad recipe. Be sure to make it….it’s delicious and really easy to make! 🙂

  2. Jen Says:

    I love the soup recipes, especially during all the cold and snow we have endured the past several weeks, it is nice to have something to actually warm the soul. Thanks for sharing.

    Jen @ A Penny Saved

  3. redkathy Says:

    With all this cold winter weather, easy soup recipes are a must! Your minestrone sounds wonderful.

  4. Dena @ Gamermom's Knook and Cranny Says:

    Heya you asked me to post a meatless monday post but I do not know how to do that on your blog. Please email me or post a comment on my blog with instructions.


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