Hearty Meatless Minestrone

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a quick, healthy and tasty soup. It makes a big batch! If you want to add meat to enhance flavor, I have added cooked browned italian sausage or cooked italian linked sausage and cut them into chunks. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a dutch oven or similar large soup pan, saute onion in oil for 2 minutes. Add the celery, carrots, cabbage, bell pepper, zucchini and garlic, saute 3 minutes longer. Stir in the water, all the tomatoes, bean and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in pasta and cook 15 minutes longer. Garnish with cheese.


Most Helpful

This will not disappoint the vegetable lover. I used a 15 oz can of tomato sauce for the puree and used additional water for the other 8 oz of tomato sauce. I do not have the shell pasta and substituted fusili. The soup was rich and thick. It was served with shaved parmesan and fresh bread on the side. Made for *PAC Spring 2010*

PaulaG April 08, 2010

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