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Easy Minestrone Soup Recipe

This easy minestrone soup is amazing!  I think it’s the best Minestrone soup I’ve ever had.  In my opinion, is far better than the minestrone soup Olive Garden serves.

Leftover soup warms up wonderfully as the flavor continues to blend in the refrigerator.  This soup makes a great work lunch, especially on cold days.

Easy Minestrone Soup

Easy Minestrone Soup Recipe

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Here’s what you will need to make this minestrone soup recipe:

  • 1 pound Italian Sausage (I use regular Jimmy Dean most of the time)
  • 1/2 onion – diced
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon beef bullion (I use Better Than Base Beef)
  • 1 – 14.5 ounce can Italian Stewed Tomatoes with juice (Use regular tomatoes if that’s all you have)
  • 1 cup carrots – chopped
  • 1 can white beans with juice
  • 2 zucchinis – cut in half lengthwise and then sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups fresh spinach – stacked the leaves and then cut into strips

**** Please note all the photos are of a double batch of Easy Minestrone Soup

In a large soup pot brown sausage and onion until sausage is no longer pink.  Add in minced garlic and cook for two minutes.

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Add the water, bullion, stewed Italian tomatoes (break them up with your hands), and carrots.  Bring to a boil, and reduce the soup to a simmer.  Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.

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Add in the white beans with juice, zucchini, salt, black pepper, parsley, and Italian seasoning.  Bring to a boil again and then reduce to a simmer.  Simmer 15 minutes.

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Taste the soup for seasoning, add salt and pepper as needed.  Now it’s time to add in the sliced spinach.

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Cook the soup a few more minutes or until the spinach has wilted.

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Serve this Easy Minestrone Soup with grated parmesan cheese and crusty bread.  We ate our soup with some slices of French bread and it was so delicious!  There’s just something so wonderful about dipping bread into this soup.

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Easy Minestrone Soup Recipe

Easy Minestrone Soup Recipe

Shelly
Easy Minestrone Soup tastes amazing! Serve this soup with grated parmesan cheese and crusty French bread.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound Italian Sausage I used the store brand in a chub roll
  • 1/2 onion - diced
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon beef bullion I use Better Than Base Beef
  • 1 - 14.5 ounce can Italian Stewed Tomatoes with juice
  • 1 cup carrots - chopped
  • 1 can white beans with juice
  • 2 zucchinis - cut in half lengthwise and then sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups spinach - stacked the leaves and then cut into strips

Instructions
 

  • In a soup pot, cook sausage and diced onion until the sausage is no longer pink.
  • Add garlic to the meat mixture, cook two minutes.
  • Add in water, beef bullion, Italian stewed tomatoes with juice, and carrots. Bring soup to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer 15 minutes.
  • Add in white beans with juice, zucchinis, black pepper, salt, parsley, and Italian seasoning. Bring soup to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer another 15 minutes.
  • Taste soup for seasoning, add salt and black pepper if needed.
  • Add in strips of spinach leaves. Cook a few minutes more or until the spinach wilts.

My recipe is based on this Italian Sausage Soup recipe.

I’m participating in the 2016 A to Z Challenge, it’s my first year.  This post for Easy Minestrone Soup is my “M” day post.

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Recipe Rating




Mary Burris

Monday 18th of April 2016

Minestrone is one of my favorite Italian Soups.

Shelly

Monday 18th of April 2016

Mine too! I love eating Minestrone soup with crusty bread. Yum! Thanks for visiting Mary!

Susanne Matthews

Sunday 17th of April 2016

Returning the visit. This looks really good. I don't try too many new recipes, but I might give this a go.

Shelly

Sunday 17th of April 2016

This minestrone soup is really wonderful. It's worth a try! Thanks for visiting Susanne!

Liz A.

Friday 15th of April 2016

Looks interesting. I've never made soup before, but this looks doable.

Shelly

Saturday 16th of April 2016

Wow Liz, you've never made soup before? Soup is one of my favorite things to cook because it's a one-pot meal and quick cleanup. The leftovers taste amazing!

Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Marcy

Friday 15th of April 2016

This looks so yummy!! It's been a while since I've made homemade minestrone, and I was just thinking about it last night! I'll have to try out your recipe! Thanks for sharing.

Shelly

Friday 15th of April 2016

Marcy, I hope your family enjoys this minestrone soup as much as mine does. I get hungry just looking at the pictures on this post.

Thank you for visiting again and commenting! I really appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to visit.

Sabine

Friday 15th of April 2016

Dear Shelly, now I'm hungry!!!! The soup looks very delicious. Thank you very much for the recipe. Ganz liebe Grüße, Sabine

Shelly

Friday 15th of April 2016

Thanks, Sabine! Every time I look at this soup I get hungry. The leftovers taste amazing the next day. I'll definitely be making this soup next week. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting!

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