Italian Minestrone Soup

         Yield: 8 Servings
Categories: Soups, Italian, Pasta, Vegetables

1/2 ea Green pepper, diced 4 oz Chopped spinach 1 ea Carrot, peeled and diced 2 oz Elbow macaroni 4 Stalks Celery, diced : 16 oz Kidney beans (1 can) 1 md Onion, minced Salt to taste 4 tb Butter Pepper to taste 1 qt Chicken broth 4 tb Grated Romano cheese 8 oz Tomato sauce (1 can) Using a 3-quart saucepan, saute first 4 ingredients in butter until tender. Add chicken broth, tomato sauce and spinach. Bring to boil. Add macaroni; return to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1/2 hour, stirring occasionally. Add water if necessary. Add kidney beans and seasonings. Heat through. Sprinkle cheese on top.