Make It Your Way Minestrone Soup

by Vicky

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on email
Email

This Hearty Italian Soup is a great way to use up anything in your fridge! It’s the perfect soup to make it your way!

I named this delicious Minestrone Soup, make it your way!  Because I never really make it the same, twice! Now if this type of craziness would drive you bonkers, them feel free to just follow the recipe, every single time.  I’m a recipe follower, but I do just throw whatever in soups!

Classic Minestrone was made to use up all those leftover vegetables in the fridge.  You know, the forgotten ones that go to the back, also known as leftover Siberia. LOL!

Why you will love this Hearty Italian Minestrone Soup

  • it’s easy
  • it’s quick
  • it’s nutritious
  • use fresh or canned ingredients
  • it uses up all the leftover vegetables
  • it’s kid approved, and adults too!
  • easily made gluten and dairy free depending on the pasta and broth you use.

What You’ll Need:

  • olive oil
  • onion
  • celery
  • carrots
  • garlic
  • chicken  broth
  • dark red kidney beans
  • cannelloni white beans
  •  tomato sauce
  • diced tomatoes
  • dried oregano
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • basil
  • thyme
  • water
  • pasta

Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to our Newsletter so you will never miss a new recipe and subscriber only bonuses!

 

If you’re looking for other soup recipes, check out these YUMMY SOUPS

SUBSTITUTIONS:

BROTH: I use chicken broth in my soup, only because that is what I generally have on. hand.  Feel free to use vegetable broth.

VEGGIES: Also feel free to add whatever vegetables you have on hand, such as:

  • baby spinach
  • zucchini
  • green beans

PASTA: Any small shell pasta will work great!  I use gluten free penne most of the time.  Only because it’s what I have a large assortment of in my pantry!

Really anything goes, it’s not called Make It Your Way Minestrone Soup for no reason!

How to Make this Hearty Italian Soup

  1.  Heat 1/4 cup  of vegetable OR olive  oil over medium heat in a large stock pot.
  2.  Saute onion, celery, garlic, and carrots, in the oil for 4-5 minutes or until onions begin to turn translucent.
  3.  Add chicken OR vegetable broth to pot, plus tomato sauce and diced  tomatoes, beans, carrot, water, and spices.
  4.  Bring soup to a boil,  then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 15  minutes.
  5.  Add pasta and cook for an additional 10-12 minutes or until desired consistency.

How to Make this Minestrone Soup GLUTEN FREE:

Substitute gluten free pasta for the regular noodles.  Also, always double check any broth you use.  There’s often hidden gluten in chicken broth.

MAKE IT YOUR WAY MINESTRONE SOUP

Vicky
This Hearty Italian Soup is a great way to use up anything in your fridge! It's the perfect soup to make it your way!
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 27 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup oil vegetable OR olive
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 2 whole carrots chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 6 cups broth chicken OR vegetable
  • 1 can kidney beans drained
  • 1 can cannelloni beans, (white) drained
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups water
  • 1-2 cups dry pasta uncooked

Instructions
 

  •  Heat 1/4 cup of vegetable OR olive oil over medium heat in a large stock pot.
  • Saute onion, celery, garlic, and carrots, in the oil for 4-5 minutes or until onions begin to turn translucent. 
  • Add chicken OR vegetable broth to pot, plus tomato sauce and diced tomatoes, beans, carrots, water, and spices.
  • Bring soup to a boil; then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes. 
  • Add pasta and cook for an additional 10-12 minutes or until desired consistency. 
Keyword gluten free minestrone soup, gluten free soup, italian soup, Minestrone soup,
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Did you make this? Be sure to tag me on Instagram @littlechefwithin so I can see your beautiful creations.

I hope you loved this recipe as much as we do! Please leave me a review below. To get more yummy ideas follow me on Pinterest.

You may also like

2 comments

LAURA M LUDOVICI 03/02/2021 - 1:50 pm

Looks good…but in my Italian family, we call this soup “Pasta e Fagioli” meaning pasta with beans…Thanks for posting!

Reply
Vicky 03/02/2021 - 2:14 pm

Hi Laura! My soup is basically minestrone with an option to add pasta. Maybe I should include that in the recipe. 99% of the recipes I’ve found online for Pasta e Fagioli has meat included. Which I found peculiar since like you said it means pasta with beans. .

Reply

Leave a Reply