Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

Roasted vegetables make this one a hearty Italian favorite. From a supermarket handout.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Mix onion, carrots, celery, zucchini, garlic, oil, salt and pepper in a large rimmed baking sheet. Place on middle rack and roast for 30 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  3. While vegetables are roasting, bring a pot of water to boil and cook pasta for 9-11 minutes, or until almost done. Drain and set aside.
  4. Remove vegetables from the oven and stir in beans and tomatoes. In a small bow, mix tomato paste and wine, then pour mixture over vegetables and mix to coat all the vegetables. Roast another 8 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and transfer vegetables to a large soup pot. Add 1 cup broth and scrape up all the bits from bottom of pan then add then add this mixture and remaining broth to pot of vegetables. Simmer soup over moderately high heat for 15 minutes. Stir in reserved pasta; cook an additional 2-3 minutes until pasta is heated through. Add basil and taste for seasoning. Serve hot, with cheese on the the side.


Most Helpful

This is probably my favorite Minestrone Soup recipe to date. I loved what the roasted vegetables added to this dish. I did have a faux pas while making it.....I did not have tomato paste. Instead, I added 2 Tablespoons of sundried tomatoes finely chopped. I also used fresh tomatoes, about 1 Tablespoon of Christopher Ranch chopped basil and added additional beans, pasta and broth. Definitely a keeper!

Cook4_6 March 10, 2009

I chose this for the ZWT basil or nutmeg challenge and very glad I did. I have never made a soup before that roasted the vegetables beforehand, but this was superb. I used some yellow squash in addition to the zucchini and that added another color to the mix. I did get a bit mixed up reading the directions and didn't add the tomato paste/wine mixture (I subbed grape juice) until I added the vegetables to the broth, but that was my fault for multi tasking while cooking. I will place this as a keeper for our family! Thanks!

LoriInIndiana June 12, 2008

Another soup with that old fashioned flavor! Made as posted and wouldn't change a thing - the roasting made for a change of pace for Minestrone soup. Have added this to my soup collection and will be making this again - for sure. Thank you Julie.

Gerry June 03, 2008

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