Quick Minestrone

Recipe by Scott Orlowski

I could never find a "minestrone" recipe that everyone really liked, so I derived this version from my family's favorite ingredients. After I prepare this soup, I pour it all into a large crockpot and keep it on "low" for a few hours. Then my teenage boys, Grandpap, and my wife can all serve themselves; since they all have different schedules.

Top Review by Sharon123

This turned out really nice, making a few adjustments to suit my taste. I used veggie broth instead of chicken. Thanks for a hearty soup that hit the spot. :D

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thaw peas.
  2. Prep vegetables.
  3. In large Dutch oven, over medium heat, melt butter.
  4. Saute peas, carrots, celery, onions, parsley and basil for 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in tomatoes, broth, cabbage, zucchini, kidney beans, and garbanzo beans.
  6. Heat to boiling over high heat.
  7. Add pasta.
  8. Cook 20 minutes over medium heat.
  9. Salt to taste.

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