Ma's Minestrone

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by davianng

This is my Mom's recipe. Very easy, very good. I had a successful mail-order business years ago packaging the spices, pasta, cheese and recipe. The veggie measurements are "guesstimates" as I don't usually measure! I also vary the veggies according to what I have on hand - the only thing I've ever used that didn't work was beets.This also freezes well.

Top Review by Boomette

This soup is so good and filling. This is what I'm having for lunch, so I didn't try it with parmesan cheese. I omitted the potato. I added more cabbage. Thanks davianng :) Made for PRMR tag game

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil pasta according to package directions, drain.
  2. Brown ground beef and onion.
  3. Add potato, carrot, corn, celery, cabbage, tomatoes, water, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, basil and thyme.
  4. Bring to boil, lower heat and simmer 1 hour or more.
  5. Add pasta.
  6. Serve with fresh grated cheese.
  7. Better the next day, so make ahead if you can.

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