Loaded with vegetables, ground beef, and pasta, this Minestrone Soup is hearty and healthy!
I love to serve this minestrone soup with focaccia bread, garlic knots, or rolls.
I didn’t like minestrone soup growing up, so I never tried making it. Then my neighbor Lorraine brought her minestrone soup over when I had my last baby. (Oh man, that was 4 years ago, I can’t believe it.) It changed me to a minestrone soup lover!
I got the recipe from her and have made it countless times since then. The only thing I changed is that I add extra veggies. It is hearty, healthy, and so yummy!
Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients–besides chopping a few vegetables, this soup is really easy to make. It is wonderful on a cold winter evening. (I know it’s not winter yet, but I just couldn’t wait to make it. It was calling my name.)
Next to chicken noodle soup, it is my meal of choice when I have a head cold. It makes a large pot, and the leftovers are great. The noodles do soak up the broth and get quite large the next day though. You can add extra water to compensate.
How to make Minestrone Soup:
- ground beef
- green pepper
- diced tomatoes
- tomato sauce
- beef broth
- basil, parsley, and oregano
- salt and pepper
- canned green beans
- can of kidney beans
- can of garbanzo beans
- penne pasta
Brown meat with celery, onion, and green pepper in a large soup pot. Drain off the fat. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, carrots, broth, and spices. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes. Add beans and pasta and simmer for about 15 minutes or till pasta is tender. That’s it!
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Best-Ever Minestrone Soup
Delicious minestrone soup with ground beef, vegetables, and pasta.
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 4 stalks celery, sliced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1/4 cup diced green pepper
- 2 15oz cans diced tomatoes
- 2 8 oz cans tomato sauce
- 1 quart water
- 4 large carrots, sliced
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 Tbsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can green beans, drained
- 1 can kidney beans, drained
- 1 can garbanzo beans, drained (or navy beans)
- 1 1/4 cup dry penne pasta
- Brown meat with celery, onion, and green pepper in a large soup pot. Drain off the fat.
- Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, carrots, broth, and spices. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Add beans and pasta and simmer for about 15 minutes or till pasta is tender. (Don’t overcook.)
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 488mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 16g
Journa Liz Ramirez
Love this recipe! It’s easy to prepare and so healthy! My family loves this. Thanks, for sharing this hearty recipe. We’ll surely have this on repeat!
So happy that it was a hit at your house!
My family loves this loaded soup. It is so hearty and comforting! Would love to have minestrone soup again! Must-try!
It really is a hearty comforting soup on a cold day! Glad you loved it!
Kara, Thanks so much for the recipe! The best homemade minestrone ever!