Minestrone Soup

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Homemade Minestrone Soup is the ultimate combination of hearty vegetables, white rice, beans, and pasta topped off with freshly grated parmesan cheese made in one pot in just 30 minutes.

Don’t you just love homemade soup where there really are no rules? This easy minestrone soup can be created with any and all the hearty vegetables you have in your refrigerator.  There are no wrong ways to make this delicious homemade minestrone soup.

This recipe will keep things vegetarian, but you can absolutely add ground beef or sausage. This is a one pot meal your family and friends will love.

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Minestrone Soup

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I love meals like Creamy Tuscan Chicken and Shrimp Curry that are not only simple to make but quick to cook as well. This Minestrone Soup recipe is another quick dinner idea that’s perfect after a busy day or if you just want to have a warm pot of soup simmering on the stove. It’s packed with veggies, so delicious and done in a mere 30 minutes!

What is Minestrone soup?

Minestrone soup is rich in vegetables and often contains pasta and/or rice.  Several common ingredients include, carrots, beans, tomatoes, celery, onions, and is made from a form of stock.

What is in Minestrone Soup?

This minestrone soup recipe is loaded with, tomatoes, carrots, onions, celery, zucchini, green beans, kidney beans, corn, pasta, rice, chopped spinach and is made from a vegetable stock.  You will get a full dose of tender cooked vegetables in every bite.

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Is Minestrone Soup Vegan?

Yes, this easy minestrone soup is vegan.  It doesn’t contain any animal products and is made with a vegetable stock and tomato base.  If you want to add ground beef or sausage to the recipe that is completely up to you.

How to Make Minestrone Soup?

Minestrone Soup is truly one of the easiest soups to make!

  1. In a large stock pot saute carrots, celery, zucchini, and aromatics till veggies are tender.
  2. Stir in green beans, kidney beans, corn, oregano, basil, garlic salt and pepper.
  3. Pour in vegetable stock and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer till cooked.
  4. Serve warm and garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese

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Is Minestrone Soup Healthy?

Minestrone soup is a hearty mix of vegetables, and pasta cooked in a low calorie tomato base made from vegetable stock.

This is the best minestrone soup recipe that will allow you to eat and enjoy your vegetables in a flavorful delicious way, while avoiding any heavy creams that add extra fat to soup.

Can Minestrone Soup be Frozen?

Yes.  You can freeze cooked minestrone soup in an airtight container or in freezer bags. Make sure to allow the soup to cool completely before placing it in the containers or freezer bags. If sealed properly minestrone soup can be frozen for quite some time.

Minestrone soup in a white bowl with a spoon and parmesan cheese

You will love this Minestrone Soup recipe and will be amazed how quickly this large pot of tender vegetables, rice, and pasta will come together.  So cozy up on the couch and relax with a delicious warm and hearty soup that is not only full of flavor but also good for you.

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Servings: 7
MINESTRONE SOUP
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
 
Author: Shannon Johanson
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: minestrone soup
Homemade Minestrone Soup is the ultimate combination of hearty vegetables, white rice, beans, and pasta topped off with freshly grated Parmesan cheese made in one pot in just 30 minutes.
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 cup zucchini diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup green beans drained
  • 1 15 oz can red kidney beans drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn you can also use canned corn-drained
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup tubular pasta
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • Parmesan cheese to garnish
Instructions
  1. In a large stockpot over medium heat pour in olive oil. Add diced carrots, onions, celery, zucchini, and minced garlic. Cook for 3 minutes or until vegetables are just tender.

  2. Stir in green beans, kidney beans, corn, oregano, basil, garlic salt, onion powder and pepper. Mix well to combine.

  3. Pour in vegetable stock, diced tomatoes (with juices) tomato paste, pasta, spinach, and cooked rice. Mix and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook 10 minutes, or until pasta is cooked.

  4. Serve warm and garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information
Calories: 182, Fat: 4g, Sodium: 1369mg, Potassium: 495mg, Carbohydrates: 31g, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 6g, Vitamin A: 3760%, Vitamin C: 11.4%, Calcium: 51%, Iron: 1.6%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Shannon Johanson

Shannon is an Arizona transplant who traded the rain for a life in the sun. Her daughter is like having 5 kids in one so her "me" time is found outside running or in the kitchen cooking and creating recipes families will love. Shannon graduated with a Degree in Biology and went on to get her post-baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene. She feels the way to make people smile and come together is through good food, so she tries to create meals that will not only be easy to make, but delicious to eat. Shannon's philosophy is, when all else fails, have a dream. So that is what she tries to do; dream, create, and bring her recipes to life from her kitchen to yours. Visit Shannon at The Food Cafe to learn more.

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