Minestrone Soup

This soup is even better the next day: Minestrone Soup

Easy Minestrone Soup recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

This recipe is made super easy with a mixture of some fresh cut vegetables and canned beans.  It couldn’t be any easier to make!

This soup makes enough for a crowd, so be prepared for that.  It’s also a great soup recipe to make on the weekend and eat all week long for lunch.

Easy Minestrone Soup recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

Added potato makes this soup hearty and filling.  A sprinkle of cheese on top finishes it off!

Plenty of vegetables in this soup gives it a healthy vibe.  It’s warm and comforting for sure.

Easy Minestrone Soup recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour and 25 minutes

Minestrone Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 8 ounces green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups water
  • 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 15-ounce can chopped tomatoes, with liquid
  • 15-ounce can pinto beans, with liquid
  • 15-ounce can wax beans, with liquid
  • 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, with liquid
  • 15-ounce can black-eyed peas, with liquid
  • 16-ounce can red kidney beans
  • 4 cubes vegetable or beef bouillon
  • 2 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Sauté onion, carrots, celery, and green beans in oil. Do not brown. Place the sauteed vegetables in a large stock pot and add the rest of the ingredients, reserving the potatoes and the cheese. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for about 40 minutes. Add the potatoes and continue cooking until potatoes are tender, about 40 minutes longer.
  2. Taste and adjust seasonings, as needed. Ladle into soup bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan.
SOURCE:  RecipeGirl.com

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