Delicious Eats

Minestrone Soup

A Note from recipe contributor, Prepgreen:

“Humble minestrone soup is one of my cooler weather favorites. I love simple, modest recipes, and this one’s easy to throw together from pantry ingredients. Pasta, beans and veggies make this minestrone soup recipe a complete meal.”


1½ c dried pasta (small shells or tubes)

2 T olive oil

1 c yellow onion, diced

¾ c carrot, diced

¾ c celery, diced

3 T garlic, minced

½ t dried thyme

1 t dried oregano

1 t dried basil

½ t salt

1 28 oz can diced tomatoes

3 c vegetable broth

1 15 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 c frozen green beans

freshly ground pepper to taste

optional: non-dairy parmesan


  1. In a medium pot, heat water to cook pasta. Cook pasta until about halfway done. Drain, rinse and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, heat olive oil. Add onion and cook 2-3 minutes. Stir in carrot and celery and cook another minute. Stir in garlic, thyme, oregano, basil and salt and cook another minute. Stir in tomatoes and vegetable broth. Add kidney beans, frozen green beans and partially cooked pasta. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  3. To serve, top with freshly ground pepper and non-dairy parmesan, if you like.

YIELD: Serves 4