Homemade Minestrone Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Homemade Minestrone Soup recipe? Learn how to make Homemade Minestrone Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by rachelle9413

Makes 10 servings



I created this soup after becoming tired of the excess salt and lack of veggies in canned minestrone. I recalled a great bowl of minestrone that was overflowing with rich vegetables and here it is.

Recipe Ingredients for Homemade Minestrone Soup

3 clove Garlic
2 medium (2-1/2" dia) Onions
2 cup, diced Celery
5 small (5-1/2" long) Carrots
2 cup Fat Free Chicken Broth
2 cup (8 fl oz) Water
4 cup Tomato Sauce No Salt Added
14.5 oz Kidney Beans Dark Red
3 small Squash, Summer, Zucchini, Includes Skin
1 tbsp Oregano, Ground
1 tbsp, ground Basil, Dried

Recipe Directions for Homemade Minestrone Soup

  1. In a large stock pot, over medium-low heat, heat olive oil and saute garlic for 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion and saute for 4 to 5 minutes. Add celery and carrots, saute for 1 to 2 minutes.

  2. Add chicken broth, water and tomato sauce, bring to boil, stirring frequently. If desired add red wine at this point. Reduce heat to low and add kidney beans, green beans, spinach leaves, zucchini, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, the longer the better.

  3. Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add macaroni and cook until tender. Drain water and set aside.

  4. Once pasta is cooked and soup is heated through place 2 tablespoons cooked pasta into individual serving bowls. Ladle soup on top of pasta and sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top. Spray with olive oil and serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 336.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
119
Calories from Fat
5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.6g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.1g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Sodium
305mg
13%
Potassium
294mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
21.9g
7%
Dietary Fiber
6.1g
24%
Sugars
7.0g
Protein
6.6g
Vitamin A 101% Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 7% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
82% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • High in sugar
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