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.

See Popular Minestrone Soup Recipes

Minestrone with Shrimp, Garbanzo Beans, and Autumn Squash

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

Make-Ahead Minestrone

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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

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

Minestrone Soup

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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

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

Quick Minestrone

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

Total: 25 mins

Chunky Minestrone

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

Minestrone with Fennel and Ham

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Fennel imparts a licoricelike taste to this Italian vegetable soup.

Minestrone

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Total: 20 mins

Classic Minestrone

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This Italian soup includes the traditional ingredients--pasta, spinach, beans, sweet pepper, tomatoes, and zucchini--and can be ready to serve in less than 30 minutes.

Total: 25 mins

Summer Minestrone

Family Circle

Load up on fresh produce at the farmers market, then toss everything into a pot with some pasta and chicken sausage!

Slow-Cooked Minestrone

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Try this slow cooker version of the popular tomato-based soup that combines beef, beans, pasta, and vegetables into one slow-simmering main dish.

Green Garden Minestrone

Diabetic Living

Make this low-calorie side-dish soup using vegetables you have on hand. This recipe gives you lots of options.

Minestrone with Mushrooms and Feta

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This hearty soup full of beans, mushrooms, orzo, and tomatoes can be on the table in just 30 minutes.

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