Quick and tasty Minestrone

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is the minestrone I prefer. It's quick to prepare, reheats well and is healthy and low in fat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the carrots and celery, stir and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomato paste, water, stock cubes, pasta, beans, oregano and pepper.
  5. Cover and cook over a low heat, stirring occasionally for 30-40 minutes.
  6. Serve in bowls with parmesan cheese for sprinkling.


Most Helpful

This is so simple and just so good! My husband just isn't a fan of soup...especially a soup without meat, and he raved over this. I added some of my dad's canned home-grown tomatoes. It is perfect. Thanks!

HoosierMomOf5 June 17, 2002

This could be the quickest and easiest minestrone ever!! The bean starch thickens it up, makes it homey. Thanks for the keeper!

Chef Pollo March 17, 2009

This is a very good, no-frills recipe. I served this at a party and it was a big hit! Even the kids loved it!

Plumbum May 15, 2002

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