Minestrone Soup Recipes

Minestrone means "big soup," and Allrecipes has plenty of top-rated recipes for this Italian-inspired classic!

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Classic Minestrone

Rating: 4.5 stars 289
This famous Italian soup has been much imitated around the world with very different results. The homemade version is a delicious revelation and is also extremely healthy, as it has pasta, beans and fresh vegetables. Try to make the minestrone a day early and refrigerate as this improves the flavors. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley.
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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Minestrone

Rating: 4.5 stars 345
Slow cooking this family favorite soup allows all the flavors and spices to intensify and delivers a delicious, hearty meal every one is sure to enjoy. Serve with a green salad and garlic bread for dipping.

Macho Minestrone

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
It has everything: sausage, beans, pasta, potatoes, and lots of vegetables.

Easy Minestrone

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
I wanted a soup recipe that I could make with staples that I always have on hand. This has become a family favorite so I always make enough to freeze. Serve topped with grated Parmesan cheese.

Sweet Potato Minestrone

Rating: 4.5 stars 292
This soup is full of healthy antioxidants. A very hearty soup for a cold winter night! I serve it with hot garlic bread. If you are lucky enough to have leftovers, it's great the next day!

Gluten-Free Northern Italian Autumn Minestrone

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
Typical autumn flavors from Northern Italy mixed with gluten-free pasta will warm you on a cool evening. Use any shape pasta you desire, even broken spaghetti works. If desired, the soup without the pasta will freeze wonderfully. Just cook the pasta in the soup once thawed.

Instant Pot® Buckwheat Minestra

My husband and I eat soup at every supper. This is a vegan soup that I make at least 3 times a month. We love it that much. It makes a large quantity. I usually freeze half. During fall and winter, I use pumpkin or butternut squash. In the summer, I use green zucchini. I add lots of flavorful ingredients, so we never add salt.

Mama Kathy's Minestrone

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
This is a tasty and filling soup for those cold winter nights. The mix of the vegetables tastes wonderful. Make homemade baked bread and you will have a winter's delight.

Mama's Hearty Minestrone

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
I concocted this dish using my family's recipe and another recipe I found online as guidelines, while also putting my own spin on it. What it turned into was the best minestrone my family has had yet! My husband likes his soups with hardly any broth; thus, 'hearty minestrone!' Enjoy!

Green Minestrone

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
This is the classic and authentic Italian minestrone with a green twist. No tomatoes here! You may brown some pancetta or bacon in olive oil before proceeding with the recipe if you wish. I prefer to use a good quality vegetable bouillon to vegetable broth. The taste is more authentic and you simply need to skip the salt.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Minestrone Soup
Rating: Unrated 367
"This is the soup that reminds me of my grandmother's kitchen. If I could give this a sixth star I would!" – David Girolmo
Minestrone Soup II
Rating: Unrated 68
"Oh my goodness gracious, this is such a good recipe. I loved it! It was also a big hit with the rest of the family." – ludacarol
Classic Minestrone Soup
Rating: 4.5 stars 16

Minestrone is a hearty, traditional Italian soup typically made with beans, pasta and lots of vegetables. Enjoy the slow-cooked flavor in just about 30 minutes.