Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

Classic Minestrone adpated this receipe from 9/1998 Cook's Illustrated. I'm going vegan for lent and need a tasty soup that I knew would help me through this process. I removed the cheese from the orginal and it's not the exact same but it makes a great vegetable soup!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. Bring vegetables, tomatoes, water, cheese rind, and 1 teaspoon salt to boil in a soup kettle or pot. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender but still hold their shape, about 1 hour. (Soup can be refrigerated in airtight container for 3 days or frozen for 1 month. Defrost if necessary and reheat before proceeding with recipe.).
  2. 2. Add beans and cook just until heated through, about 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat. Stir in pesto (or rosemary-garlic mixture). Adjust seasonings, adding pepper and more salt, if necessary. Ladle soup into bowls and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Tasted great even when re-heated, perfect for a brown bag lunch!

srvetch1 September 22, 2010

Tasty soup. Would need to double this for my family of four. 2 WW points!

MoreWithLessMom August 25, 2009