10 Minute Minestrone

Posted on July 1, 2011 , ,
I always say, “as long as you have a bag of pasta in your cupboard, you can survive just about anything” and it seems like a lot of people feel that way. I quickly pull together lunch with just a jar of Monique’s Marinara, a few zucchini, some frozen peas, a can of beans and a little Parmesan.

  • Prep Time :
    7 min
  • Cook Time :
    3 min
  • Ready Time :
    10 min
  • Servings :


  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 zucchini, quick dice
  • 1 cup frozen peas, just run some hot water over and finish cooking in soup
  • 1 jar Monique’s Sauce
  • 4 cups (32 oz.) chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 can beans of choice


In a 2 quart stock pot, sauté zucchini in olive oil. When soft add Marinara sauce, peas and stock. Add beans. Bring to a gentle boil and it’s ready to go! Serve with Parmesan.

Suggestion: This idea works really well for those times when you want to use up your 1/2 jar of leftover pasta sauce.  Simply do a ratio of 1 part sauce to either 1 or 2 parts water or broth. Add anything: peas, leftover pasta. You get it!