Homemade Minestrone Soup

Kathleen B.: "wonderful! did use left over liquid from a pot ro…" Read More


  • 6 ounces small pasta ({like elbow, macaroni or ditalini pasta})
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion (medium, chopped {about 2 cups})
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 celery stalks (chopped, {about 1 cup})
  • 3 medium carrots (chopped {about 1 1/2 cups})
  • 24 ounces marinara sauce (jar of Classico Riviera)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes (can of)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 parmesan (rind {optional})
  • 1 cup frozen green beans
  • 1 zucchini (large, sliced {about 2 cups})
  • 15 ounces red kidney beans (can of, drained and rinsed)
  • 15 ounces white beans (can of, {like cannellini or Great Northern}, drained and rinsed)
  • 4 cups fresh spinach (tightly packed)
  • Italian parsley (Freshly chopped, or curly parsley)
  • basil (Freshly chopped)
  • grated parmesan cheese (Freshly)


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Kathleen B. 3 Oct 2018
wonderful! did use left over liquid from a pot roast. just another level of flavor. Yum!
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This recipe was hearty & delicious! We ended up skipping the spinach and green beans. Was really good topped with fresh Parmesan cheese!
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Cheri C. 18 Jul 2018
Very, tasty, healthy and easy to make
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Heather M. 19 Jun 2018
it turned out so good!
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Gilda Bortolus 18 May 2018
Very tasty. Easy to make.
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Brennan 29 Apr 2018
Very well just added some cayenne pepper
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Earlene 19 Jan 2018
Absolutely delicious, my family and friends enjoyed it as much as I did. I will continue to make it
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Mary Rogers 8 Dec 2017
It’s was great! It was easy and very tasty . It’s fresh tasting and a cold day.
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eglee 27 Oct 2017
excellent explanation, I made homemade minestrone!! the family loved it many thanks for warming up our dinner
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Michelle L. 6 Mar 2017
Awesome!!! Love the herbiness and oomph of the tomato in this soup. I omitted the noodles, as I'm following a low carb high protein diet and added some lean, cooked minced meat. It was superb! Happy warm tummy on a cold rainy day :)
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Elsa H. 2 Jan 2017
Amazing!!!!! Wow this soup is definitely a keeper. We are expecting a cold front this week and I'm prepared now. Yummly you are definitely YUM 👊🏻🎊🎈🎉👍🏻😋😋😍😍👊🏻❤❤👊🏻👍🏻👍🏻!
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Rosangelica M. 17 Jun 2016
The soup was very flavorful. Only thing I did different was use a different marinara sauce. I made half the amount and its low calorie. It's definitely a great lunch the crackers. I'll be making it again