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Best Darn Minestrone Soup Around

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a recipe for a Minestrone Soup that is very similar to Lelli's Minestrone soup here in Detroit. Make sure you use a large stock pot, because this recipe is big. SIMPLY AMAZING!"
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Ingredients

2 h 25 m servings 587
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 Servings)

Directions

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  1. In a large stock pot over medium heat, stir and cook onions in butter until soft. Add broth, mixed vegetables, kidney beans, tomatoes, spinach, and tomato paste; simmer gently for 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, remove about half of the vegetables to a blender or food processor, reserving liquid in stock pot. Puree the vegetables until smooth and return them to stock pot.
  3. Stir in garlic powder, parsley, salt, pepper, basil, macaroni, 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, garbanzo beans, and heavy cream; cook for 1/2 hour, stirring frequently. Pour into bowls and sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 587 calories; 40.6 43.4 15.5 138 1591 Full nutrition

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This is a fabulous, fabulous recipe!!! Ron's not kidding when he says to use a big pot and that it will feed an army--you need a BIG stockpot. It says 12 servings--but my ladle holds about a c...

Most helpful critical review

Recipe was too much! IN EVERY WAY! Must also be "a Michigan thing". This recipe makes enough for an army and has enough calories for one too! It's a great compliment to a sedentary lifestyle.....

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This is a fabulous, fabulous recipe!!! Ron's not kidding when he says to use a big pot and that it will feed an army--you need a BIG stockpot. It says 12 servings--but my ladle holds about a c...

I LOVED this soup!! I only had beef stock on hand and used that instead, and halved the recipe, and it still filled up my large dutch oven pot!! I tried this before adding the cream,(half and h...

I am a Detroiter and LOVE Lelli's minestrone soup!!! We go to Lelli's in Auburn Hills every year for mother's day and for other special occassions. We used to go to the one in Detroit, but tha...

Recipe was too much! IN EVERY WAY! Must also be "a Michigan thing". This recipe makes enough for an army and has enough calories for one too! It's a great compliment to a sedentary lifestyle.....

Wonderful recipe! I was looking for a recipe to mimic Columbo Italia in Mt. Clemens, and this one does it - must be a MI thing :) Great flavor, and very easy to make. The recipe was asked for...

This is a very good minestrone soup. It is a little unusual to add cream (I think) but it was very, very good. I made it up to the puree step the night before. It was very tasty after the pure...

i used this recipe as i needed alot of soup and something abit different for my sons granparents day lunch and this recipe fit all my needs and was loved by all and there was plenty for seconds ...

I always try new recipes on groups of friends! They loved it!!! I didn't blend the veggies, cause we like'em chunky!! It was a real Hit!! The flavor throughout and the heartyness was great.

THIS IS THE RECIPE THAT MADE ME JOIN THIS SITE......MY MOTHER IN LAW MADE IT FOR 50 FRIENDS & FAMILY MEMBERS, AND WE ALL LOVED IT! ~JOI