Minestrone means 'big soup' in Italian, and this soup is sure to satisfy even the biggest of appetites. Served with a crisp loaf of bread, it's a meal in itself! Garnish with grated Romano cheese.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
11
Yield:
10 to 12 servings
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Ingredients

11
Original recipe yields 11 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot ombine the potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, beans, tomato paste and water. Cook over medium heat until all the vegetables are tender.

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  • Transfer soup to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.

  • Return soup to pot and stir in pasta. If desired add additional water to thin soup. Stir in the oregano and basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat unitl pasta is al dente. Serve hot topped with freshly grated Romano.

Nutrition Facts

215 calories; protein 7.8g; carbohydrates 46.1g; fat 0.8g; sodium 276.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2003
Delicious. This is a great recipe to start but has a lot of room for you to make it your own. I had to add 5 cups of water to the final product to finally get the consistency I was looking for. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2008
I really liked the idea of this soup it was really really thick though. If we try this one again I think I would use half the amount of potatoes and carrots. Kudo's for originality! what a great idea thanks for the recipe.:) Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2003
Delicious. This is a great recipe to start but has a lot of room for you to make it your own. I had to add 5 cups of water to the final product to finally get the consistency I was looking for. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2008
I really liked the idea of this soup it was really really thick though. If we try this one again I think I would use half the amount of potatoes and carrots. Kudo's for originality! what a great idea thanks for the recipe.:) Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2008
I used beef broth instead of water and added shredded cabbage diced zucchini less potatoes shredded spinach. can diced tomatoes marinara or spaghetti sauce light red or white beans. To make it thicker I added some refied beans. The rest was fine. Just a thought. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2012
great way to get those who don't like them to eat their veggies! I added a bit of sugar because I like it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2006
Excellent! My whole family enjoyed this soup. We liked the thickness of it..very hearty! It would be fine as is however I added a pinch of cayenne pepper and a bit of olive oil. Thanks for a great healthy and delicious soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2008
I added some ground Hot Italian sausage to this soup to give it more substance. It was even better the next day!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2011
We really enjoyed this soup. I do not have a food processor so I used my blender instead. The kids liked the taste and with it blended together they couldn't see the vegetables to pick them out that was the best part!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/02/2007
Did not like it at all. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2010
I don't have a food precessor so I skip that step and leave it chunky. It is a great healthy soup. Read More
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