When the weather turns chilly, a favorite soup is this hearty Country-Style Minestrone Soup. Packed with healthy veggies, it will warm you down to your toes.
Perfect comfort food… in a bowl. The coziest kind, in my opinion!
When I begin reviewing my weekly food log and realize I haven’t had enough veggies… this soup goes on the menu!
If snowflakes begin to fall, this soup is on the menu.
When a family member feels “under the weather,” this soup is on the menu.
So now you know… I make it often.
It’s just a delicious and easy soup recipe I adapt during the cold and frosty winter months, depending on what vegetables I have in the refrigerator. Filled with antioxidants and nutrients that will ward off the chill and nourish my guys. A favorite Country-Style Minestrone Soup.
To make this soup a main dish, place a thick slice of french bread in the bottom of the bowl, ladle the soup over it and sprinkle an ample amount of freshly grated Parmesan Cheese.
Minestrone Soup Ingredients
Measurements for these ingredients are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Olive oil
- Fresh parsley
- Green cabbage
- Red potatoes
- Canned diced tomatoes
- Basil, dried or fresh
- Bay leaf
- Red pepper flakes
- Vegetable broth
- Macaroni or salad pasta
- Canned white beans
- salt and pepper to taste
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
How to Make Minestrone Soup
Heat olive oil in a large Dutch Oven.
Step 1: Saute vegetables
Saute onion, celery, carrots, garlic, and parsley over medium heat until soft but not brown, about 10 minutes.
Add zucchini, cabbage, tomatoes with their juices, basil, bay leaf, and kale.
Step 2: Simmer Minestrone
Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add broth, potato, macaroni, and beans. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or until potatoes and cabbage are tender.
Step 3: Season and serve!
Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with Parmesan Cheese and slices of crusty Italian bread.
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