Minestrone Soup



Minestrone Soup


1/4 cup olive oil (plus 2 tablespoons)

5 large garlic cloves minced

2 cups diced carrots

2 cups diced onion

2 cups diced celery

1 Bayleaf

1 teaspoon kosher salt (plus 1 teaspoon)

1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 15.5 oz can Cannellini beans with can juices

1 15.5 oz can Chick Peas; rinsed well

1  28 ounce can crushed tomatoes

114 ounce can petite diced tomatoes

32 ounces chicken broth

1 cup fresh basil finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon red crush pepper flakes

2 cups dry Ditalini Pasta

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1 heat olive oil in large sauce pan; add garlic; sauté 2-3 minutes

2 add diced carrots celery onion salt pepper and Bayleaf; sauté 5 minutes


3 add beans; mix well


4 add crushed tomato, diced tomatoes and chicken broth; mix well


5 add oregano, basil and red crush pepper flakes; mix well; bring to boil; cook 5 minutes; lower heat to medium setting continue to cook 25 minutes


6 in separate sauce pan bring water to a boil ; add 1 teaspoon of salt return to boil ; cook pasta approximately 9 minutes al dente

7 strain pasta in large colander ;drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil; add to minestrone soup; mix well


8 ladle into serving bowls top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese; serve with a piece of crusty Italian Bread


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7 Responses to Minestrone Soup

  1. Looks so good.. from experience Rick and I know how delicious this is

  2. schooner39 says:

    It’s torture to see these photos just before lunch time. I had already opened a can of Progresso for my quickie 10 minute lunch.

  3. Sounds delicious and I’m going to try it!
    However, there is a correction to be made. When looking at the ingredients and then the directions, I noticed that CELERY was to be added in step #2, but was missing from the ingredients.

  4. Mary Foster says:

    one of my “Favorite” soups and you cook it the right way. Looks so darn yummy.

  5. I come here every morning to eat. Well, at least to create an appetite for the rest of the day. Looks so amazing, as always, Felica. My 2 cents: I assume the cup of fresh chopped basi is basil, right? But, it surely cold be some mysterious Italian ingredient for all I know.

  6. Dave Moore says:

    Help warm you on those cold days and gives you a need boost :-)

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