READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by wildheart

This soup is wonderful with a good garlic bread and a nice red wine.

Top Review by DoQu Russell

Made this for the first time & do believe this recipe puts the Minestroni at the local Olive Garden to shame! Made mine vegetarian by omitting sausage & adding Great Northern beans for the protein.My Italian mother-in-law was impressed.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the sausage in a soup pot.
  2. Drain the fat.
  3. Melt the margarine in with the sausage.
  4. Sprinkle with the flour; stir to mix.
  5. Add the broth or bouillon, the tomatoes (slightly chopped), the onion, and the seasonings.
  6. Simmer 45 minutes.
  7. Toss in the remaining ingredients, and simmer about 30 minutes more.
  8. This soup can be slowly simmered all day if you check to be sure there's enough liquid.

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