Classic Minestrone

Recipe by DrGaellon

From Everyday Food.

Top Review by iris5555

I am not a big fan of minestrone, but this looked like it might be good. It does have a nice fresh flavor, but it has not converted me to a fan. I used swiss chard instead of cabbage as suggested in Everyday Food--I think the cabbage would be a better option. Very filling and perfect for a cold day!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a soup pot, heat olive oil over medium flame. Add onion, carrot, celery, red pepper flakes, rosemary, 1 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to turn golden, 5-8 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes and cook until liquid begins to evaporate, 1-2 minutes. Add potato, cabbage, beans and 7 c water. Bring to a boil and add green beans.
  3. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook 20 min or until all the vegetables are tender. Season with salt and pepper. Add garlic and basil. Serve sprinkled with Parmigiano and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

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