Top Hearty Italian Minestrone Soup

by | Apr 30, 2022 | Beverages | 0 comments

When I’m in need of some comfort, I turn to my family’s traditional Italian Minestrone Soup. This hearty soup has been in my family for generations and is always a hit. I remember when I was younger, my grandmother would make it for special occasions and it would bring the entire family together. The flavor of the tomato-based broth, combined with the vegetables and pasta makes it one of my favorite soups.

I like to use carrots, celery, onions, tomatoes and beans, but feel free to use whatever vegetables you have on hand. I also like to add diced pasta, which really helps to make the soup more filling. The key to making a delicious Minestrone Soup is to simmer it for a few hours, so all of the flavors have time to meld together.

My grandmother’s secret ingredient? A sprinkle of parsley on top. It adds a fresh flavor and a pop of color.

When it comes to serving, I like to top mine with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and a piece of crusty bread. Delicious!

Tip: You can substitute the macaroni for other small pasta shapes like ditalini or orzo.

Variation: You can add cooked chicken or sausage for a heartier soup.

A bowl of Italian Minestrone Soup with carrots, celery, onions, tomatoes, beans and diced pasta in a tomato-based broth, with a sprinkle of parsley on top.

Top Hearty Italian Minestrone Soup

This classic Italian Minestrone Soup is hearty, flavorful and perfect for a chilly day. #ItalianSoup #MinestroneSoup #HeartySoup
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6


  • Large pot, cutting board, knife, wooden spoon, measuring cups and spoons


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt
  • 0.25 teaspoon pepper
  • 0.25 cup chopped fresh parsley


  • In a large pot over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onions, carrots and celery and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Add tomatoes, vegetable broth, beans, macaroni, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Stir in parsley and serve.


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