Wholesome and Hearty Minestrone Soup



Wholesome and Hearty Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is a beloved Italian classic that’s both wholesome and hearty, perfect for those chilly evenings or when you’re craving a comforting bowl of goodness. This recipe combines a variety of fresh vegetables, beans, and pasta to create a flavorful and satisfying dish that’s sure to please the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup small pasta (e.g., ditalini or elbow macaroni)
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until fragrant.
  2. Add the carrots, celery, and zucchini, and cook for about 5 minutes until they begin to soften.
  3. Stir in the diced tomatoes, cannellini beans, pasta, vegetable broth, oregano, and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the pasta and vegetables are tender.
  5. Serve hot, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

This Wholesome and Hearty Minestrone Soup is a delightful medley of vegetables, beans, and pasta, simmered in a flavorful broth. It’s a nourishing and satisfying dish that’s perfect for any occasion.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 250, Fat: 6g, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 10g

Minestrone soup is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. It’s a versatile recipe, so feel free to customize it with your favorite vegetables or add some greens like spinach or kale for an extra nutritional boost. Whether you’re enjoying it as a comforting meal or meal prepping for the week, this Minestrone Soup is sure to become a family favorite. So, gather your ingredients and savor the warmth and heartiness of this Italian classic today!

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