Katzen's Minestrone (Vegetarian)

Recipe by Katzen
READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • Part One: The Broth.
  • Remove the papery skins from the garlic heads and break them into cloves.
  • Whack the cloves with the broad side of a wide knife.
  • Combine everything up to and including the thyme in a large pot and bring to a boil.
  • Cover, lower the heat, and simmer for an hour.
  • Strain the stock and use right away, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to four days, or freeze up to six months.
  • Part Two: The Soup.
  • Sauté onions in oil, until they are starting to soften.
  • Add carrots, peppers, zucchini, garlic, basil, oregano, chili flakes, and turn down to medium-low and cover, stirring frequently, until the veggies start to soften a bit.
  • Add diced tomatoes and broth, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a simmer, cover, and allow to cook for 45 minutes or so.
  • Add drained and rinsed beans.
  • Add pasta, and cool immediately or pasta will start to break down and fall apart.