This hearty Minestrone soup is a flavorful Italian soup, packed with various colorful vegetables, broth, beans, and pasta. Not only is this Minestrone soup delicious and comforting, but also really nutritious! Perfect for lunch or dinner on a cool autumn day.
Best Minestrone Soup Recipe
Who else lives off soup in the fall? I love this time of the year when you can cook up a soup on the stove, wear a big cozy sweater and comfy leggings, and eat soup for lunch. It warms you up from the inside out. So comforting! And in the case of this Minestrone Soup, also quite nutritious! This is actually a copycat recipe of Ristorante della Fontana that used to be in downtown Salt Lake City. My mom still talks about how good their Minestrone Soup was and this tastes just like it!
While you might get a little intimidated by the long list of ingredients in this soup, just know that it is truly worth it. The flavor of this soup is divine! And it’s fairly simple to cook on the stovetop. As much as I love making soup in the slow cooker like my Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup and Butternut Squash Chili, it’s really not that much work to make soup on the stovetop. The plus side is that you can eat it a lot sooner. And the smell of cooking the mirepoix (onion, carrots, and celery) is divine and just takes me back to my childhood home.
How to Make Minestrone Soup:
To throw this minestrone soup recipe together, all you have to do is chop up some veggies, throw them in a pot to cook and soften and then you add in almost all the other ingredients and let it simmer so that the vegetables can barley cook. Then you add in the pasta, cabbage, and garbanzo beans. The reason you wait to add these is so they don’t get overdone. No one wants mushy noodles. Close to the very end you add the frozen peas and green beans and stir in the spinach. Ladle it into some bowls and dinner or lunch is served! Enjoy!
For more soup recipes, check out:
- Black Bean Soup
- Italian Tortellini Soup
- Italian Chicken Vegetable Soup
- Chicken Parmesan Soup
- Zuppa Toscana
- Wild Rice Soup