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Simple Minestrone Soup Recipe

Updated on September 3, 2012

Minestrone is an Italian soup that includes vegetables, pasta, and can include meat. This particular recipe excludes meat, but you can add whatever type of meat you wish. This soup makes a great meal on a cold winter day.


2 tablespoons of vegetable or olive oil
1 chopped onion
1 diced carrot
2 cloves of minced garlic
1 chopped celery stalk
1 diced zucchini
2 cans of diced tomatoes
6 cups of vegetable broth
1 can of cannelli beans, drained
1 cup of elbow macaroni (or your favorite pasta)
1 teaspoon of oregano
1 teaspoon of basil
salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large stock pot, heat the oil. Add the garlic, onion, carrot and celery and cook for about 5 minutes, until tender.
  2. Add all the remaining vegetables.
  3. Stir in the vegetable broth.
  4. Add the basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
  5. Cook for 30-45 minutes on low heat.


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      Shawn Scarborough 5 years ago from The Lone Star State

      Thanks Tonys Kid. I have updated the recipe.

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      Tonys Kid 5 years ago

      You forgot to add the garlic.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      I like the fact that you can make this soup in a short period of time. I am going to bookmark it and make on the next rainy day. Thanks for sharing.

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      Ms._Info 6 years ago from New Jersey

      I absolutely love minestrone soup. The picture above makes me want to eat some right now!

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      Gearing91 6 years ago

      o this is my most favorite soups ..nothing like homemade soup to soothe the soul