My husband and I love the minestrone soup at restaurants, so he came home and started experimenting. This is the delicious soup that he came up with.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
7
Yield:
7 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large 4 to 5 quart saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Mix in garlic, onion and carrots. Saute the vegetables until just tender; approximately 5 minutes.

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  • Add tomatoes with juice, cannellini beans, and kidney beans to the saucepan. Fill each can with water, and add the water to the saucepan. Mix in green beans and zucchini. Sprinkle parsley, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, chicken-style seasoning, and cayenne pepper into the soup; stir well. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Cover, and let simmer 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; protein 10.6g; carbohydrates 37.1g; fat 4.4g; sodium 792.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (69)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2007
I love this recipe and didn't change a thing however I didn't know whether I was supposed to drain and/or rinse the cannelini & kidney beans. Read More
(46)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/29/2003
This soup was very thin. I had to add two cans of drained tomatoes to thicken it as well as some corn starch. It also needed more seasoning. I would NOT recommend this recipie. Try something else or buy it in the can, much cheaper and taste better! Read More
(14)
80 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2007
I love this recipe and didn't change a thing however I didn't know whether I was supposed to drain and/or rinse the cannelini & kidney beans. Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
This is the best recipe for minestrone I have ever tried! My family loves it! I add tiny shell pasta to it! Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
This was very good. I added small pasta shells peas and green beans to it. Will make again. Stacey Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2003
I doubled this recipes for my Bible study group of 12. I added a bit for spice for extra flavor. For the pasta - I added Orzo which I liked. The whole group enjoyed it. Very easy to make which was another plus. I will keep this one on record and will make again. Joanne Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2003
My husband & I love this soup. I used more spices than called for and didn't drain/rinse the canned beans. We have made this recipe many times & will make it again. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
THIS WAS VERY GOOD I ADDED MORE GARLIC AND SOME SPINACH. ILOVE THIS IV MADE IT TWICE. Read More
(16)
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Rating: 1 stars
03/29/2003
This soup was very thin. I had to add two cans of drained tomatoes to thicken it as well as some corn starch. It also needed more seasoning. I would NOT recommend this recipie. Try something else or buy it in the can, much cheaper and taste better! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
Very delicious - very quick - we made it for our church "Soup Supper" and doubled the quantity while adding shell pasta. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
This soup is great!!! And it's better than what you get in a restaurant. Read More
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