Crowd-Size Minestrone

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This is a great minestrone. I improvise and add pasta or whatever else I have that sounds good at the time. This came from Betty Crocker Creative Recipes # 133.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in 8-quart Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook garlic and onion in oil about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1 hour. Serve with cheese.
  3. To Refrigerate:.
  4. Refrigerate tightly covered no longer than 48 hours.
  5. To Reheat From Refrigerator:.
  6. Cover and heat soup to boiling in 8-quart Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Most Helpful

I have the same booklet that this came from, but misplaced it recently. I almost panicked when I couldn't find it. It's _that_ good. THANK YOU so much for putting this one out there for me. Everyone in my family loves this- and I have some serious vegetable haters. Worth all of the chopping & cleaning the veg!

msbored71 January 20, 2011

This is EXCELLENT soup! It really is crowd-size, so make sure you have plenty of friends to share it with! I made it exactly as written, no pasta or anything, and it was very hearty, but pasta would be great too. Thank you!!!

SweetySJD March 18, 2007