30-Minute Minestrone

2 medium carrots, chopped
1 cup chopped cabbage
1 celery rib, thinly sliced
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tsp. cooking liquid (broth, water, etc.)
3 cups low sodium vegetable broth
1 (14.5-oz.) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup torn fresh spinach
2/3 cup cooked elbow macaroni
1/4 tsp. pepper

In a 3-qt. saucepan, saute carrots, cabbage, celery, onion and
garlic in cooking liquid for 5 minutes. Add broth and tomatoes;
bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 20-25
minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in spinach,
macaroni and pepper; heat through.

Makes 5 servings.