Homemade Minestrone Soup

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bowl of Minestrone SoupThis soup is a favorite. A great vegetarian soup also. It is warming and comforting, and I really don't know anyone who doesn't like Minestrone Soup!



I made this in bulk so I could feed neighbors in need right now. But my recipe will be a regular family size recipe!



  1. Using a large stock pot, start by mincing all the first vegetables on my list add first the cut up turnip, it takes longest to cook.
  2. cut turnips

  3. Put all of these in the pot with a small amount of olive oil and strut until tender. Add the broth. Then add the chopped tomatoes and broth.
  4. grated vegetables
  5. Now it is time for seasoning; I always say season to your taste. The following seasonings are what I use; thyme, rosemary, basil, marjoram, oregano, Italian seasoning, black pepper, some salt after doing a test taste, and anymore of the seasonings I listed or what you like.
  6. simmering Minestrone Soup
  7. Let this broth simmer for at least an hour. Test taste now for flavor. This is when I look for salt, spicy enough and acidity. I usually then add 2-3 Tbsp. of sugar. It is a great flavor enhancer!
  8. heating Minestrone Soup

  9. In the meantime, you should be preparing your next step; cutting up more celery, quarter onions, cut up carrots, slice cabbage, chop spinach, chop basil and anything else you want to add to your soup! Put it all in a large bowl.
  10. vegetables in bowl
  11. Time to add this all to your broth. Do not add pasta yet! Pasta goes in about 15 minutes before serving. Let this cook on low- med heat for another hour. Add more broth or water if the broth is evaporating.
  12. minnestroni soup
  13. Add 1 cup of Dittallini pasta to your soup, bring to a boil and quickly lower to a simmer! Keep the cover off. After 15 minutes, remove from the heat and cover. It's ready to eat when you are.
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  15. Delicious served with a spoonful of fresh shredded Parmesan cheese and garlic bread. Enjoy!

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March 28, 20200 found this helpful

This recipe reads like my Granma's "Leftover" soup. That's what Black folk call it. Yes. It is delicious. I didn't know it was minestrone. I continue to learn.

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