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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

When it was sleeting and snowing last night and dropping from 70 degree weather the day before to 12 degrees the next day, that called for some of this soup to warm our bellies! I made varieties of this soup growing up, just substituting for different vegetables we had on hand and usually paired it with our favorite homemade whole wheat bread. I didn’t have all the ingredients for the bread last night, so I made some of our other favorite fancy cornbread! The boys ate everything really well too and we might have just enough leftovers for one more good meal!

Makes about 4 quarts

3 T. olive oil

1 onion, medium or large, diced

2 T. garlic, minced

2 cans diced tomatoes (15 oz.)

1 can tomato sauce (15 oz.)

4 cans beans (15 oz.)…I used 2 black, 1 pinto & 1 red kidney

1 can green beans (15 oz.), drained

1 can sliced potatoes (15 oz.), drained

2 T. apple cider vinegar

2 T. basil

2 T. oregano

2 T. thyme

2 T. parsley

1 T. garlic powder

1 T. onion powder

salt and pepper to taste

1 C. water

1 C. pasta, uncooked (I used bowtie pasta because that’s what I had on hand)

Add olive oil, onion and garlic to pot. Sauté over medium heat until onion is translucent (about 10 min.). Add everything except pasta. Cover and turn up to medium high heat and bring to a boil. Add pasta & reduce heat to medium low heat, stirring frequently until pasta is cooked (10-20 min. depending on pasta). Enjoy!

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  1. Rachel

    Can’t wait to try this soup!!

  2. Gladys

    Would you guys ever consider returning to Counting On? The show isn’t nearly as good without you guys!! <3

  3. Catherine Plato

    Can I use frozen beans in your recipe?

  4. Tina

    Is that really just one cup of water?? It doesn’t seem like enough liquid.

  5. Regina

    Oh soup! I love soup especially when it’s bone chilly outside. Thank you Jill. If you don’t post before Thanksgiving, have a very blessed one.

  6. Monica

    Hi. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I really want to try this. Wondering how to get a soup from only one cup of water do you drain the 4 cans of beans?

  7. Amy

    Thank you for another soup recipe to add to my collection! I live in Ontario and we already have lots of snow so soup is a must!

  8. Susan

    Thanks for sharing your family recipe! My husband’s favorite cold-weather meal is soup . . . so this is next on my list to make 🙂


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