Vegetarian Minestrone

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Nothing like a big bowl of warming soup on a chilly evening. Hearty enough to be a meal in itself.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place onion in saucepan with one tablespoon water and saute until clear.
  2. Add remaining water and vegetables and bring to the boil.
  3. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 25 minutes.
  4. Add macaroni, cover and cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. Place in large bowls, sprinkle with cheese, and serve with crusty bread.


Most Helpful

rarely is something as light and nutritious as tasty as this. i thought this recipe was very flexible so i just adapted it to include whatever veggies i had on hand, so i threw in some peas and corn too. i used fresh basil and i little extra seasoning. i also used some knorr veg stock instead of just water. dusted with parmesan, this was a delightful little supper with a crusty homemade bread.

eatrealfood February 20, 2005

I included everything in this recipe, and also added a full can of corn and a full can of garbanzo beans (both drained.) Since I'd added so much extra volume with the beans and corn, I added some more water and increased the amount of the herbs to help compensate. I also added a tiny bit of salt. The prep-work for this soup took about seven minutes. As an interesting side note, the total cost of this pot of soup was $3.10. It made the volume eqivalent of seven cans of ready to eat soup, for which I have been paying $2.00 per can. So a savings of $10.90 on seven cans worth of soup and my vegan husband LOVED it.

Licentia August 03, 2010

I probably shouldn't even rate this as I made some changes. I doubled the dried herbs and garlic, and that was a good thing. I could have easily put even more in and not hurt the soup. I used fresh tomatos, and that was a mistake, because I don't think I had enough. I sprinkled a little dried tomato dust to help make up for it, as well as extra water, but I think next time I'll use the canned ones. I also used cheese tortellini instead of pasta and cheese. That was excellent. The recipe as it stands would be a very bland soup indeed. However, the overall mix of ingredients is very good. I say, try this one, but use it as a guideline and adjust according to your personal taste before serving.

Cook In Southwest June 22, 2009

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