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Easy Classic Minestrone Soup Recipe

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 50 minutes
  • yield Yield: 8-10 serving 1x
  • category Category: Soup
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegetarian


An Easy Classic Minestrone Soup Recipe that can stand on its own as a main dish. This hearty soup recipe has a rich tomato based broth and loaded with vegetables and small pasta for the ultimate comforting bite.



  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups carrots, diced
  • 1 large zucchini, diced
  • 1 large squash, diced
  • 2 cups of green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 can of red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 can of white kidney beans (or great northern beans), drained & rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons of dry basil
  • 1 teaspoon of dry oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dry thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup of white cooking wine
  • 2 (15oz.) cans of diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 7 cups of vegetable stock
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of ditalini pasta
  • grated parmesan cheese for garnish


  1. Heat a large Dutch Oven or Soup Pot to medium high heat. Add olive oil and then immediately add onions. Saute until slightly browned about 5-6 minutes.
  2. Next add garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Immediately add in white cooking wine to deglaze, scrap the brown bites off the bottom.
  3. Then add carrots, zucchini, squash and cabbage to the pot. Saute for 6-8 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and soft.
  4. Then add in basil, oregano, thyme, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Stir until herbs are combined.
  5. Add in fire roasted tomatoes, water and vegetables stock.
  6. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes to let all the flavors soak in together.
  7. Next add in pasta, kidney beans and white beans. Cook for 10 minutes, until pasta is done.
  8. Serve with shredded parmesan cheese on top!

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