I made this soup because my daughter loves it so much. She asks for it all of the time, which is great. It is super healthy and really cheap to make. It cost me less than $5 for the entire pot and there is usually enough for more than one meal. We ate it with homemade bread that had just come out of the oven. It was delicious!
2 TBSP olive oil
1 medium onion diced
2 stalks of celery sliced
2 carrots sliced
2 zucchini sliced
2 cups of green beans cut into 1 inch pieces
6 cups vegetable broth
2 TBSP tomato paste
1 14oz canned of diced tomatoes
2 TBSP Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
1 14 oz can of cannellini beans
1 cup small shaped whole wheat pasta
1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
Heat the oil in a large pot. Add all of the veggies and cook about 10 minutes. Add the broth, tomatoes, tomato paste and seasoning. Simmer for about 20 minutes then add the beans and pasta and simmer for 10 minutes more. Stir in the basil and serve.
3 thoughts on “Minestrone Soup”
I made this last night for dinner with some slightly stale french bread that I warmed in the oven. This was so yummy and will definitely make it to our regular menu. This was devoured by my less than enthusiastic veggie eaters. I am looking forward to the little leftovers there are if I can beat my husband to them!
I am happy that the kids really like it. I hope you got leftovers, the soup is better the next day.
Hmmmm…..made this again last night. I LOVE it! It is so hearty with all the different vegetables….yum.