Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 190.1
  • Total Fat: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 822.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.0 g
  • Protein: 8.9 g

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This recipe tries to copy the Olive Garden Minestrone Soup recipe. This recipe tries to copy the Olive Garden Minestrone Soup recipe.
Number of Servings: 8


    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1/2 cup minced white onions (about 1 small onion)
    1/4 cup chopped zucchini
    1/4 cup frozen cut Italian green beans
    1/4 cup minced celery (about 1/2 stalk)
    2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
    4 cups vegetable broth (*note: Do not use chicken broth!*)

    1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans , drained
    1 (15 ounce) can small white beans or great northern beans, drained
    1 /2 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
    1/2 cup carrots, julienned or shredded
    2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
    1 teaspoons dried oregano
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    1 1/2 cups hot water
    3 cups fresh baby spinach
    1/3 cup small shell pasta


Heat two tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot.

Saute onion, celery, garlic, green beans, and zucchini in the oil for 5 minutes or until onions begin to turn translucent.

Add vegetable broth to pot, plus drained tomatoes, beans, carrot, hot water, and spices.

Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.

Add spinach leaves and pasta and cook for an additional 20 minutes or until desired consistency.

Makes about eight 1 1/2 cup servings.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    better than olive gardens! (i hate their minestrone but dear husband loves it) --I also did not drain my tomatoes, added a jalepeno, and a dash of paprika. I also ended up added a few more cups of hot water towards the end. FREAKING DELICIOUS!!! - 12/7/12

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    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    It was delish. I changed it a bit -- i didn't drain the tomatoes and didn't add the hot water. Used the whole can of tomatoes and added more veggies. Used whole wheat shells. Would definitely make it again. - 10/2/11

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! This tastes delicious and is an excellent replication of Olive Garden's soup. The only changes that I made were that I doubled the green beans and the tomatoes. I also used a frozen onion, celery, carrot mix to cut down on my chopping. I will definitely make this again! - 9/8/14

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Made this recipe just as directed with the exception of adding a few more tomatoes. I made it early in the day and then heated it up for dinner. Rave reviews from the family on both taste and texture. My DH wanted to know if we had the ingredients to make another batch right away! - 2/16/14

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Too much sodium - 9/16/17