Recipes :: Minestrone Soup

Makes 8 Servings.
Recipe from: HERE

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 medium onion, chopped 
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped 
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped 
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced 
  • salt 
  • fresh ground black pepper 
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chopped tomatoes 
  • 5 cups low sodium vegetable broth or 5 cups chicken broth 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley 
  • 1/4 lb fresh green beans, stemmed and cut into 1-inch lengths 
  • 1 (16 ounce) can cannelloni beans, rinsed and drained 
  • 2 medium zucchini, quartered and chopped 
  • 1 cup raw small shell pasta 
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  1. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot and celery and cook for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften. Add the garlic, season with salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes more. 
  2. Add the tomatoes, vegetable or chicken broth and herbs, bring to a boil and turn down to a simmer. Add the green and cannelloni beans and simmer for 2 minutes. 
  3. Add the zucchini and pasta and simmer for 10 minutes, or until all of the vegetables are tender and the pasta is al dente. Season with salt and pepper. 
  4. Serve the soup in large bowls with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
Today I got to hang out with my aunt and make home made Minestrone soup! I was in the mood to make a hearty soup that Gregory and I would both eat (I'm a bit of a picky eater!) After talking to my Aunt Maggie who was also excited to make the soup we decided to make a day of it. The picture about was under a 12 severing recipe so we could split it up but it smelled & tasted amazing! I also got to see my best friend, maid of honor & partner in beauty Jacquelyn Marie who brought me LOTS of goodies from a beauty show she went to that day. I'll blog more about that later but I wanted to share today's soup cause it came out so wonderful!


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