Minestrone Soup

I know there are plenty of versions of this soup out there on the internet. This happens to be my mother’s version that she created, and let me tell you, if it comes from my mom, you KNOW its going to be good!

This soup is healthy and flavorful. It is super delicious and a great way to get some much needed veggies while warming yourself up this winter season! Definitely give this soup a try! You will LOVE it!

Minestrone Soup from chef-in-training.com ... A healthy and flavorful dinner that is SO delicious!

Minestrone Soup
A healthy and flavorful dinner that is SO delicious!
Recipe type: Entrée
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (28 oz) cans stewed tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 chicken bullion cubes
  • 2 Tbsp. basil
  • 1 Tbsp. italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ¾ cup uncooked pasta, shells or elbow
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans white beans
  • 2 cups frozen spinach, thawed and well drained
  • grated Parmesan Cheese, for topping
  1. Sauté carrots in olive oil until almost tender.
  2. Add onions and sautee for another two minutes.
  3. Add garlic and sautee for another minute.
  4. Add tomatoes, broth, bullion cubes, basil, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil and add pasta. Cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes.
  5. Add beans and spinach. Cook for about two minutes and serve.
  6. Top with fresh grated parmasan.


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  1. Emily

    so pretty!! Yummy!!! I love minestrone soup, will have to try this version!!! Pinned. Emily

  2. Lacey

    Yum, can't wait to try this. I have loved all of your moms recipes. Between the two of you, I have got to figure out how to get an invite to Sunday dinner! Great picture!

  3. Mandy

    Made this, it was incredible!! Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Robin B.

    We made this last week. It was really good! I used chopped fresh spinach and that worked well.

  5. Nitasha

    Sorry this recipe isn't up either :( neither was your zucchini pancake recipe. I have 2 girls and am expecting my 3rd one come July. So you can imagine how full my hands will be. That's why I was ecstatic to see your "30 minute dinner" section. Unfortunately many of the recipes aren't coming up :( and alllllll your recipes are making me drool because they sound and look so good!

    1. Chef in Training

      I am so sorry Nitasha. Thank you so much for bringing them to my attention. Some of my older recipes were loaded differently and are out of date now. I am having to go back one by one by one and fix them. This one is fixed now and please let me know if you run into any others and I will get them fixed right away for you :)