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Minestrone Soup

October 13, 2015 (Last Updated: March 6, 2021)

Minestrone Soup is a delicious, hearty, thick soup of Italian origin made with everyday ingredients such as beans, onions, celery, carrots, vegetable stock, and tomato, pasta, or rice. There is no recipe set in stone for Minestrone; it is usually made of vegetables that are in season at the time.

We know by now when Fall hits, I enjoy my soup recipes. Living in Central Florida, I have some great fresh vegetable choices all year round, so I tend to use fresh organic baby spinach instead of cabbage in my soup recipe. If you prefer cabbage, you can add it instead of organic baby spinach.

 

 

Minestrone is a delicious, hearty, thick soup of Italian origin made with everyday ingredients such as beans, onions, celery, carrots, vegetable stock, and tomato, pasta, or rice. There is no recipe set in stone for Minestrone; it is usually made of the vegetables that are in season at the time.

 

Minestrone was always a big hit for our family in the fall and winter months up North; we still used it as an opportunity to use up any veggies hanging out in the vegetable bin. I have to tell you we started living large over the years with the veggie additions in this recipe, and the pot of Minestrone just grew and grew, so plan on using a large bowl and feeding serve people.

When making your Minestrone, you can pretty much use any rice or small pasta you prefer or have on hand. Today, I used elbow macaroni instead of ditalini pasta; in the past, I have even used tiny shells as well. Work with what you have on hand is my motto.

 

 

 
 

Minestrone is a delicious, hearty, thick soup of Italian origin made with everyday ingredients such as beans, onions, celery, carrots, vegetable stock, and tomato, pasta, or rice. There is no recipe set in stone for Minestrone; it is usually made of the vegetables that are in season at the time.

 

 

 

Ingredients needed to make Minestrone Soup

  • One tablespoon virgin olive oil
  • One large yellow onion diced
  • Six cloves garlic minced
  • Two stalks of celery sliced
  • One large carrot thinly sliced
  • One tablespoon dried basil
  • One tablespoon dried oregano
  • One tablespoon fresh chopped Rosemary
  • Kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • Three medium potatoes diced
  • 1/2 of a cup frozen peas
  • One- 28 -ounce can of organic fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • One- 8-ounce can of organic tomato sauce
  • 1Ten cups of low-sodium vegetable broth
  • One -15 -ounce can of organic kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • One-15-ounce can  of organic Garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • One-15-ounce can of organic lima beans drained and rinsed
  • One small zucchini chopped
  • Two cups of fresh organic baby spinach
  • One cup elbow pasta
  • 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  •  chopped fresh basil
 

 

 

 

Method for Minestrone Soup

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion to the large pot and cook for about 4 minutes to soften the onion.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for about 45 seconds. Add the celery and carrot; cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the dried basil, oregano, rosemary, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper to taste; cook for about 5 more minutes.
  4. Add the diced potatoes, frozen peas, organic fire-roasted diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, low-sodium vegetable broth to the pot and bring to a heavy simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer 10 minutes.
  5. Add the organic kidney beans, organic Garbanzo beans, organic lima beans, chopped zucchini, and pasta, cook for about 6 minutes.
  6. Add fresh organic baby spinach; cook another 2-4 minutes until pasta is al dente.
  7. Ladle into bowls and top with the grated parmesan cheese and chopped basil.

 

 

 

 

 

Minestrone is a delicious, hearty, thick soup of Italian origin made with everyday ingredients such as beans, onions, celery, carrots, vegetable stock, and tomato, pasta, or rice. There is no recipe set in stone for Minestrone; it is usually made of the vegetables that are in season at the time.

Minestrone Soup

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Minestrone Soup is a delicious, hearty, thick soup of Italian origin made with common ingredients such as beans, onions, celery, carrots, vegetable stock, and tomato, pasta, or rice.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 People
Calories 210 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 ribs celery sliced
  • 2 large carrots sliced
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil +more if desired
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano +more if desired
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Rosemary
  • kosher salt to own taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to own taste
  • 3 medium potatoes diced
  • ½ cup organic frozen peas
  • 1 28 ounce can of organic diced tomatoes
  • 1 8 ounce can organic tomato paste
  • 9 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 15 ounce can of organic kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can organic Garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can organic Lima beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 small zucchini chopped
  • 2 cups fresh organic baby spinach chopped
  • 1 cup elbow pasta cooked
  • cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • chopped fresh basil leaves garnish

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion to the large pot and cook about 4 minutes to soften the onion.
  • Add the garlic and cook about 45 seconds. Add the celery and carrot; cook about 5 minutes.
  • Add the dried basil, oregano, rosemary, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper to taste; cook for about 5 more minutes.
  • Add the diced potatoes, frozen peas, organic fire-roasted diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, low-sodium vegetable broth to the pot and bring to a heavy simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer about 10 minutes.
  • Add the organic kidney beans, organic Garbanzo beans, organic lima beans, chopped zucchini, and pasta, cook about 6 minutes.
  • Add fresh organic baby spinach; cook another 2-4 minutes until pasta is al dente.
  • Ladle into bowls and top with the grated parmesan cheese and chopped basil.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 01Calories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 8gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 103mgPotassium: 627mgFiber: 6gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 3913IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 115mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Minestrone, Soup
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