Country Minestrone Soup

Country Minestrone Soup

This hearty flavorful soup is not only flavorful but it scents the air with its mix of hearty vegetables and aromatic garlic and onions. Its a feast for all your senses.

Country Minestrone Soup


  • 2 large carrots (diced)
  • 2 cups of cabbage (shredded)
  • 1 large potato (diced)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup of pasta (your choice)
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked red kidney beans or large can of beans (28oz)
  • 3 1/2 cups tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 cups of chicken broth
  • pepper (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)


In a large pot add olive oil, garlic, onions, carrots and spices. Cook until carrots are softened, about 5 minutes. Add the broth along with the tomatoes, bring to a boil. Reduce heat then simmer for 15 minutes. Add the cabbage, beans and pasta. Bring to a boil then simmer until pasta is cooked, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Spoon into bowls, garnish with cheese if desired.

The Author: – Ingredients for a Simple Life

March 18, 2021

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