Classic Minestrone Soup


This minestrone soup recipe requires just one pot and is ready in about 30 minutes. Minestrone is a hearty Italian soup that's typically made with beans, pasta, and lots of vegetables. This one has slow-cooked flavor even though it comes together so quickly!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup diced onion

  • ¾ cup diced carrot

  • ¾ cup sliced celery

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh rosemary

  • 1 (15 ounce) can Contadina® Tomato Sauce

  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 2 cups College Inn® Chicken Broth

  • 1 cup diced zucchini

  • ½ cup dry ditalini pasta

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

  • 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese, or to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, garlic, and rosemary; cook and stir until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in tomato sauce, beans, water, broth, zucchini, pasta, and pepper; bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Ladle into bowls and garnish with Parmesan.


Other small pasta can be used instead of ditalini.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

159 Calories
3g Fat
26g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 159
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 827mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 10mg 52%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 225mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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