Hearty Minestrone

READY IN: 26mins
Recipe by DuChick

This is a great vegetarian meal in itself. Add a panini or grilled cheese to the side for those two-handed eaters in your house. Small shaped pasta such as orzo or ditalini work best, but you can experiment with others. I find the flavors meld overnight and even tastes better as left-overs.

Top Review by Starrynews

Wonderful soup! So flavorful and delicious, and very quick to make. I used chicken broth, shell pasta, and fresh carrots, zucchini, red pepper, and green beans. Thanks for sharing! PAC Spring '12

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring broth, beans, and tomatoes to boil in large saucepan.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat until shimmering.
  3. Add onions and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  5. Stir in broth mixture and pasta and simmer until pasta is tender, about 10 minutes.
  6. Stir in vegetables and basil and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.

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