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

This is absolutely delicious on a cold winter day & one of my favourite soups! (Sometimes I add some baby spinach leaves during the last 5 minutes).I'm enjoying a mug-full as I type this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter & oil in a large heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add next 5 ingredients & saute for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add broths, seasonings, tomatoes & zucchini and simmer on low, stirring occasionally, for 30 to 35 minutes.
  4. Add beans & spaghetti and simmer for another 15 minutes.
  5. Garnish each serving with a shaving of fresh Parmesan.
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I love Minestrone soup alot ever since I had it for the first time at the Olive Garden restaurant in Orlando. I have been desperately wanting to have the recipe. Thank you so much for posting this! I made this for dinner tonight using Maggi vegetable broth with onions as a substitute for the chicken and beef broth. Also, I used Pure Wesson Canola oil as a substitute for the olive oil and I used ghee as a substitute for butter. I had to omit the zucchini and leek since I did not have those on hand and I'm not a big fan of them either. This soup was very nice and made me warm. Thank you for sharing the incredibly good recipe on Zaar!

Charishma_Ramchandani January 23, 2004

This was a wonderful recipe. I added some italian seasoning and it was perfect. I served it with fresh italian bread.

kbksmama March 15, 2004

Delicious. I used a pound of bottom round, but into bite size pieces and simmered covered for one hour before adding 1/2 cup Ditini pasta. DELICIOUS and easy! Thanks for the recipe

ItalianMomof2 January 03, 2016