Classic Minestrone

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Chef Jerrysbear2

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!

Top Review by srvetch1

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

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.

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