Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

I make this all of the time. It goes together in 5 minutes and on the table in 20.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In 4qt covered saucepan, bring broth, water, tomatoes, and basil to a boil.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except parmesan.
  3. Reduce to medium and simmer covered until macaroni is al dente, about 12 minutes.
  4. Serve with parmesan sprinkled on top.
Most Helpful

This was so easy and delicious as well! I threw it all (except the cheese) in the crockpot and used a can of Italian stewed tomatoes instead of crushed and it turned out great! My new go-to minestrone recipe...will definately make it again with different veggies...I think it could take just about anything. Thanks!

F-16 momma July 08, 2009

Loved this recipe! So simple and quick! I used boullioun as we didn't have stock and it turned out great (although a little salty). I added kidney beans as well as some celery. YUM! Served w/ crusty bread = just perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Darling Nikki October 07, 2008

SO easy and SO delicious: WOW! And like all soup recipes, very adaptable: if you don't have something on hand you can easily substitute something else. I made this pretty much to the recipe, except for using baby carrots and increasing the basil and garlic a tad. If I hadn't been planning on taking this to work for lunches during the coming week, I would have added some wine, perhaps inappropriately! I used my Vegetable Stock Vegetable Stock instead of water. Still amazed by how quick this was to make. Thanks, KelBel. I'll be making this often.

bluemoon downunder August 03, 2008