Minestrone Soup


My family is big fan of soups, minestrone is an enhanced vegetable soup.

This soup is easy to make and relish. Minestrone soup is a healthy soup recipe full of fresh veggies like tomatoes, celery, carrots, onion, zucchini, beans, and spinach in a perfectly & richly seasoned tomato sauce vegetable broth base.

I did not have small shell pasta, instead added small penne pasta and satisfied our soup craving.

Preparation Time

Cooking Time


15 Mins

30-40 Mins




o   ½ Cup small shell pasta

o   1 Chopped onion

o   5-6 Celery stalks chopped

o   1 large Zucchini chopped

o   2 Medium carrots chopped

o   2 cup baby Spinach

o   1 cup chopped basil

o   4-5 Finely Chopped Garlic

o   1 Tsp Cumin Powder

o   1 Tsp chilli falkes

o   1 tsp Italian spices

o   1 Cup Tomato Puree

o   1 Cup canned white bean

o   1 Cup Canned Red beans/ Kidney beans

o   1 Tbsp. Oil

o   4 Cups Water/ Vegetable Broth

o   Salt to taste

o   Parmesan cheese

o   Chopped Parsley


·       Heat oil (I used Avocado oil) in a pot. Add chopped onion and chopped garlic and Saute it for couple of minutes.

·       To this add Zucchini/ Carrots/ celery and give a quick mix.

Note: Canned beans can also be used; you need to drain the canned one. Here in this recipe I have soaked the beans for 4-5 hours and pressured cooked it with water and salt up to 1 whistle. Drained the water and used the bean J.

·       To this add all the spice powders. Give a good mix and sauté this for 2-3 minutes.

·       Add tomato puree and spinach and basil 4 cups water, salt and let it boil. You can use vegetable broth instead of water. Add the white beans, kidney beans and pasta to the pot. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender

·       Once it boils well, turn off the stove.

·       Top the soup with the parsley and cheese and Serve.


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