Healthy, Hearty Minestrone Soup

Healthy, Hearty Minestrone Soup

12 reviews, 4.3 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 2 hours

Filling delicious vegetarian Minestrone Soup...

"I am a vegetarian and gluten intolerant so I used vege stock and quinoa pasta and omitted the broccoli. I made a double batch and froze portions for a delicious instant dinner throughout the week. I loved this recipe and plan on making more very soon!"


4 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup red onions; chopped
1/2 cup broccoli; chopped
1/2 cup carrots; chopped
1 can red beans
1 can white beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 cups sweet potatoes
4 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
1 tablespoon garlic; minced
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup whole wheat elbow macaroni
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (or Romano)

Original recipe makes 8 Servings



1. Add olive oil to large pot. Add onion, carrots, and broccoli; saute for a few minutes.

2. Add beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, sweet potatoes, broth, garlic, parsley, and salt, and bring to boil. Cover, and reduce heat. Simmer for 1 hour,

3. Add pasta, and simmer for 30 minutes more, or until cooked. Add salt to taste, and serve hot with cheese on top.

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I haven't made this recipe yet but I am wondering what the serving size is. Canbyou tell me if its a cup or more?
jwehking 2w ago
1 serving is about 1.5 cups. - EditorBigOven 2w ago

Really good definitely a entree soup. I would add another cup or two of broth the next time I made it so it would be soupier.
elsarver 3w ago

Sorry, as I am French maybe I miss something... But you say it is a soup... Where is the water? Which quantity?
djlittlenemol8w9 3w ago
The liquid comes from the chicken/vegetable broth and the can of diced tomatoes. - EditorBigOven 3w ago

Prepared as directed and SO SO good. Flavorful and hearty. Will make again! Thank you
EarlnJune 4w ago

any way to reduce the in the readymade broths and cans of beans etc?
golsb 1m ago

I made this last night for an easy Sunday dinner. It was easy to make and tasted great. My son didn't realize all the veggies he was getting. After I cooked the pasta a lot of the stock was absorbed so I added more.
joy-fraser 1m ago

Can it be gluten free or very little gluten?
Julietkaylee123 3y ago

This is one of my favorite soups. It's very hearty and is nutrient dense which is great. I substitute the potatoes for lentils and it tastes great
Spacedragon23 4y ago

Revised review: made it with vegetable stock and red potatoes instead of sweet. It was excellent! Well named: hearty and really tasty. Definitely a keeper!
dianemilinac 4y ago

Haven't made it yet but be aware: NOT vegetarian when you use chicken broth! I will be using vegetable broth instead, of course.
dianemilinac 4y ago

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