Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

Recipe by TishT
READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Slowly saute finely minced onion, celery and carrot in butter until very brown.
  • Add peas and beans and about 3 quarts of water.
  • Cook slowly until beans are almost done (check garbanzos- they will take the longest) about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
  • Add the remaining vegetables, rice and spices and more water if necessary and cook another hour.
  • About 20 minutes before serving time add the macaroni and more water if needed.
  • Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Serve with crusty garlic bread.
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RECIPE MADE WITH LOVE BY

@TishT
Contributor
“Posted in response to a request. This is a wonderfully hearty soup that is pretty close to Olive Garden's. We used to go there several times a month when I lived close and get the soup and bread sticks. Mmmmmm”