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Easy Minestrone Soup Recipe

Easy Minestrone Soup Recipe

 

Does it bug anyone else that when you go to the Olive Garden, they don’t pronounce the “e” at the end of Minestrone soup?  I’ve always wanted to be like “You forgot the eeeee!!”  After doing a quick google search though, I found out that there isn’t a correct way to say it, and both “minestrohn” and “minestronee” are accepted.  I also learned that Minestrone is the Italian that means a hodgepodge of things.  Generally speaking when it comes to soup, Minestrone a conglomeration of vegetables and some sort of pasta, and sometimes meat.  There are many kinds of Minestrone soup recipes out there, but I have been making this one and all of us in our family just love it.

Easy Minestrone Soup Recipe

 

Here is a very easy and delicious vegetarian Minestrone Soup recipe that I know you will enjoy.

Ingredients:

3 Cups of Vegetable Broth (I like using Herb Ox Vegetable Bouillon Cubes)

1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes

1 15 oz can of cannellini beans, drained

2 carrots, peeled and chopped

1 celery stalk, chopped

1 cup onion, chopped

1 medium zucchini, chooped

(or look for the bag of chopped Minestrone vegetables that Wegmans has in the produce section to make this even easier!)

2 cups coarsely chopped fresh or frozen spinach

1 tsp. dried thyme

1/2 tsp. dried sage

2 bay leaves

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup uncooked shell pasta

Grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

Directions:

In a slow cooker, add broth, tomatoes, beans, chopped vegetables, spinach, spices, bay leaves and 1/2 tsp of salt and pepper.  Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Add 1 cup of shell pasta 30 minutes before serving.  Remove bay leaves.  Add more salt and pepper to taste.  Serve with Parmesan or Romano cheese on top.

Easy Minestrone Soup Recipe
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 3 Cups of Vegetable Broth (I like using Herb Ox Vegetable Bouillon Cubes)
  • 1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can of cannellini beans, drained
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, chooped
  • (or look for the bag of chopped Minestrone vegetables that Wegmans has in the produce section to make this even easier!)
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh or frozen spinach
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. dried sage
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup uncooked shell pasta
  • Grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
Instructions
  1. In a slow cooker, add broth, tomatoes, beans, chopped vegetables, spinach, spices, bay leaves and ½ tsp of salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  2. Add 1 cup of shell pasta 30 minutes before serving. Remove bay leaves. Add more salt and pepper to taste. Serve with Parmesan or Romano cheese on top.

 

Easy Minestrone Soup Recipe

Looking for more soup recipes?  Check out these recipes:

 

chicken tortilla soup

Chicken Tortilla Slow Cooker Soup

butternut squash organic sausage soup

Butternut Squash & Organic Sausage Soup

vegetarian pasta fagoli soup recipe

Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe

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