Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Hearty Minestrone Soup Recipe

I'm excited to share this tasty Minestrone soup recipe! This is one of my favorite winter time meals and is very easy to make. The great thing about this soup is that you can pretty much add whatever veggies you want. I used the basic ingredients for Minestrone soup, but you could also add french green beans, corn, cabbage or whatever you happen to have in your fridge.  

  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 28oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15oz can white beans
  • 1 15oz can kidney beans
  • 4 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup red wine (optional)
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. red chili pepper (optional)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped 
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1.5 cups shell pasta, cooked al dente (I use organic quinoa pasta)
  • parmesan cheese, garnish

In a pot, combine broth, onion, celery, carrots, garlic, tomatoes, beans, wine, herbs, salt and pepper. Let soup cook for 30-40 minutes before adding remaining ingredients. Add zucchini and spinach and simmer for 30 minutes. Add cooked pasta 10 minutes before serving. Remove rosemary sprig, bay leaves and add salt & pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and grated parmesan cheese. Enjoy!


  1. Mmmm. This sounds delicious. and perfect for these cold days. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
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  3. Your recipies look delicious! Even after all the Thanksgiving fod. And this chilli is a great idea for the weekend gusts. thanks. iI am a new follow from MCB.

  4. This looks delicious and healthy! We will have to give it a try! Following from MBC.

    Mel S

  5. I would love to try this soup. It sounds really really good. Have you ever tried adding dried herbs? Just wondering if it would still taste yummy? You should come and enter my Vanilla Bean Paste giveaway! http://eatcakefordinner.blogspot.com/2011/11/vanilla-bean-paste-giveaway.html

  6. Hi Jenn! Yes I've tried it with dried herbs...it's still really good but i prefer fresh :) This last time I actually used fresh Rosemary & Basil, and dried Oregano & Parsley. Enjoy!

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  8. It's getting cold here in Florida this week and this just may be a dinner one night. Thanks for sharing...I didn't have a good Minestrone recipe.

  9. This looks and sounds amazing! I think I'll put it on the menu for next week. Thanks for sharing!

  10. This looks delish! I believe I have everything on hand for this. I will be making this for dinner tonight.
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  11. This looks delicious!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Don't forget to grab the TGIF button for your sidebar or post so others can find the party & link up too - thanks & see you next week,
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  13. Love this idea, I will try it in my path to better health! I would love for you to link up to my new party, Monday Myriad Linky Party

  14. Yum!

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  17. This hearty minestrone soup recipe is one of the delightful soup recipes I have seen and thanks for sharing.

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  19. This is one yummy and delicious soup...!!!