Minestrone Soup

Hearty enough for a meal, minestrone is a thick vegetable soup chock-full of pasta, beans, and Parmesan. From Tuscan minestrone to vegetarian minestrone, these easy soup recipes preserve the traditions of Italian country cooking.

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Minestrone with Black-Eyed Peas and Kidney Beans

Food & Wine

The fiber-rich beans in this soup make it satisfying enough to be a main course. This version gets an extra healthy boost from cabbage, a completely underrated vegetable that's loaded with fiber as well as vitamins A and C.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Swanson Broth & Stock

Loaded with vegetables, this comforting and delicious minestrone is ready in only 40 minutes.

Total: 40 mins

Spicy Mexican Minestrone Stew

Pace Salsa & Picante

Here's a casual, comforting dish that's great for friends or family. Picante sauce adds a zesty burst of flavor that makes this minestrone-style stew especially tasty.

Total: 50 mins

Make-Ahead Minestrone

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this meatless soup immediately or refrigerate and reheat to serve the next day, allowing flavors to blend and intensify. Serve it with dense-texture Italian bread.

Mexican Minestrone

Better Homes and Gardens

This meatless, slow cooker soup is full of flavor. Serve with warmed, tortillas or tortilla chips.

Minestrone with Shrimp, Garbanzo Beans, and Autumn Squash

Better Homes and Gardens

Squash and beans make this seafood soup hearty enough for dinner.

Classic Minestrone Soup: Dinner for $10

There's a sweet spot come this time of year. The sweltering days of summer start to give way to cooler days and even cooler nights, and yet all that fresh summer produce is still coming in at the farmers market. Thus, there are some recipes that are just perfect for September, and there may not be a more perfect one than Classic Minestrone Soup.

Mexican Chicken Minestrone

Ladies' Home Journal

Need a healthy, low-fat dinner? Make this slightly spicy chicken soup. It cooks up in half an hour!

Total: 30 mins

Minestrone Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Chock-full of veggies in a tomatoey broth, pretty much any minestrone you come across is going to be a reasonably good choice. But the real spoiler is sodium, which is off the charts in most typical recipes and prepared versions. This mouthwatering meal in a bowl is case in point that you don't need to lean on salt for flavor when you use lots of herbs like basil, oregano, and parsley and aromatics like garlic and onion.

Lower-Sodium Minestrone

Better Homes and Gardens

This soup has fewer than 350 milligrams of sodium per serving, which fits well into a heart-healthy diets.

Smoky Ribollita

Food & Wine

Ribollita ("twice boiled" in Italian) is a Tuscan classic made from reheated minestrone. Charlie Parker spikes his version with sweet smoked paprika and fire-roasted tomatoes.

Total: 1 hr

Barley Minestrone

Fine Cooking Magazine

This rendition of the classic Italian vegetable and bean soup uses barley instead of pasta. Simmering a piece of the rind from Parmigiano-Reggiano in the soup is a traditional way of adding flavor. When you finish off a wedge of Parmigiano, just stash the rind in the freezer so you always have it on hand when you need it.

Hearty Minestrone Soup

Food & Wine

This satisfying soup from David Bull is an excellent source of fiber.

Total: 3 hrs 30 mins

Italian Pasta and Bean Soup

Atkins - Phase 4

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Total: 50 mins

Quick Minestrone

Better Homes and Gardens

This make-ahead pasta soup can be served immediately, but chilling the soup overnight allows the flavors to blend.

Total: 25 mins

Chunky Minestrone

Better Homes and Gardens

Make this quick soup vegetarian by substituting vegetable broth for the chicken broth.

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