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Satisfying Minestrone Soup

Satisfying Minestrone Soup

Satisfying Minestrone Soup

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Satisfying Minestrone Soup

Satisfying Minestrone Soup

Fall is making its mark with shorter days and cooler nights. This is a great recipe which can  easily be made gluten free or vegetarian, with a few simple changes.   Bursting with flavor and  economical it all adds up to a dinnertime hit.



2 tsp olive oil

1 chopped onions

5-6 stalks celery, chopped

2 Tbl. garlic, minced

1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained

6 cups water

2 Knorr chicken or vegetable bouillon or 3-4 tsp. bouillon

3 cups vegetable cocktail (V-8 juice)

1 lb. chopped carrots

1/2 of 1 small cabbage, chopped

1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 ½ cups frozen corn OR 1 can corn, drained

1 tbsp. dried parsley

2 bay leaf

2 tsp dried basil

1 tsp. sugar

1 Tbl. balsamic vinegar

1 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

1/2 tsp. Montreal steak seasoning

1 cup small pasta, uncooked


Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onions, celery, and garlic. Cook and stir for 8 minutes, until vegetables begin to soften a bit.Satisfying Minestrone Soup1

Add all remaining ingredients except the pasta and bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.

Add in the pasta and simmer, covered for approximately 30 minutes, or until the vegetables and pasta a tender but not mushy or too soft.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator. When warming up, more broth, water or vegetable juice may be needed.

Carrie’s recipe, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013

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  1. Thanks for sharing this wonderful soup at Tasty Tuesday~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  2. Abby says:

    Looks amazing! Pinning to try later!

  3. Theresa says:

    Soup looks hearty and delicious. Pinning this to my soup board! Found you at Tasty Tuesdays.

  4. Looks great! Stopping by from Thrifty Thursday link party!

  5. Cheryl King says:

    I love minestrone. One of my favorite things about it is how versatile it is. If you want to stop by and see my Seafood minestrone it’s here I found you on The Weekend re-Treat, thanks so much for sharing there.

  6. I’ve never made Minestrone soup. Looks like it’s time to change that. It looks so good. Thanks so much for sharing this with our Let’s Get Real readers. I would have thought it would take much longer to make this soup. I’m thinking out my night. I bet I could get a load of laundry going and homework started during the simmer time.

  7. Chrystal says:

    As much as I love soup, beans and cooking you would think I would make Minestrone – especially since I love it! I have never made Minestrone soup. How sad! Yours looks amazing! Stopping by from the “Lets Get Real” Hop.

  8. Jerri says:

    What a delicious looking soup! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week!

  9. Julia says:

    I’ve been curious about Montreal steak season since I moved north to Canada. Now I shall have to get some and make this delicious looking soup!

  10. Diane Roark says:


    This soup also looks like it is full of seasonings. It looks and sounds wonderful! I pinned it!
    Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up to Saturday Dishes.

    Blessings and have a wonderful weekend!
    Diane Roark

  11. Thanks for linking this up at Saturday Dishes!
    This looks like a perfect cold-weather soup! I can’t wait to try it!

  12. Ihjaz Ahmad says:

    Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! I’m definitely making this! thanks for sharing!
    A healthier option for a family favorite.

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