Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

My hubby and I went to Carrabba's tonight for dinner and I had a wonderful bowl of their Minestrone Soup. I begged them for the recipe but they said it's secret and are not allowed to give it out. So, as soon as I got home, I googled it and found this recipe at a copycat recipe website. I only hope that it comes close! I have no idea of the serving size that this recipe makes though.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter and oil and sauté celery, onion, carrots and garlic and cook until soft.
  2. Add green beans, cabbage, zucchini, parsley and basil and cook until soft.
  3. Add chicken stock, bay leaf, tomatoes, prosciutto, romano rind and potatoes.
  4. Allow soup to boil and immediately reduce to simmer. Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Add canned beans with their juices and simmer 5 minutes more. Remove romano rind and prosciutto. Add grated romano cheese, stirring constantly.
Most Helpful

I used this copy cat recipe as well and found my broth to be a little lacking. I added some beef broth to it (1/2 chicken 1/2 beef) and i tell you what, not to toot my own horn or anything but it was hand down the best soup I have ever made. Adding the beef broth made it a lot more hearty!! Hope you guys try it out!! :)

court5183 December 29, 2011

This recipe is spot on! Worked at Carrabba's during college for over 3 years and I never EVER got tired of eating this I am 14 years later craving it and had to try this out. The only changes I made was substituted Parmesan rind for Romono Rind (my grocery store didn't have Romano with rind on), and I also added 2 beef boullion cubes to hearty it up a bit after reading the below reviewer's additionn of beef stock...Served it at a family dinner party of 8 and there was not a drop of soup left in ANY bowl! Definitely going to make this again and again!!!

kmpartridge February 01, 2012

I love Carrabba's! I never liked Italian restaurants growing up. I thought I hated Italian food, but turns out I hate low quality Italian. Their Minestrone soup was the first soup I ever liked!
So, when Carrabba's came out with their new cookbook with the soup recipe, I was among the first to buy it. Completely wrong!!! After I made it I went back to the restaurant and found several ingredients were missing (like green beans, potatoes, and several types of beans). I was so disappointed.
Then I googled Carrabba's Minestrone soup and got this one! I tried it right away and loved it! The only difference between this soup and Carrabba's is I made it myself!

resnick81 January 09, 2013