minestrone soup

Best Minestrone Soup Recipe

Enjoy a bowl of the Best Minestrone Soup Recipe for something warm, comforting, and delicious. Easy to make and prepared in just one pot!

Prep: 20Cook: 30Total: 50 minutes
Yield 12 servings 1x


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 cups chopped green beans
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 can dark kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can light kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1.5 cups ditalini pasta (elbow or orecchiette also works)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese


  1. In a large dutch oven or soup pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion, carrots, and celery once hot. Let cool 7-8 minutes or until carrots have started to soften.
  2. Add in green beans and garlic. Then add salt, pepper, oregano, and thyme. Stir.
  3. Pour in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, vegetable broth, and water and then cover. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, let simmer 10 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Add in pasta, and cook another 10 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally. Add in parsley with a minute or two left, then turn off heat and add in parmesan cheese. Stir it all until well combined.
  5. Serve and top with more cheese and red pepper flakes if you like a kick!
Author: ErinCategory: soup, dinner, lunch, noodlesMethod: stovetopCuisine: AmericanDiet: Low Calorie