Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

A hearty and healthy soup. Excellent on chilly days. Very easy to prepare.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chopped onion and sauté for 4 minutes or until just lightly browned.
  3. Add water, zucchini, carrots, canellini beans, celery, basil, oregano salt, pepper, tomatoes and garlic.
  4. Bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer on medium-low heat for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add macaroni, cover and cook an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Adjust spices to suit your taste.
  7. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

5 5

Yum yum! A very warming and tasty minestrone with lots of zucchini (a plus!) It is also very tomato-ey, so if you love tomatoes you will enjoy this very much. My only suggestion is to cook the celery a little longer (with the onions maybe?) so they become more tender. I had to cook my soup awhile more until they softened. Also added some fresh spinach and basil from the garden. Thanks, Uncle Bill. [Made for All You Can Cook Tag]

5 5

Uncle Bill, this is fantastic. I followed your recipe exactly but I used vegetable stock instead of water because I had some I needed to use up. My husband takes soup for lunch in the winter and he raved about this when he came home. Thanks for another great recipe.

5 5

Just made this for dinner... amazing ?

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