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Easy Minestrone Soup

Easy Minestrone Soup is simple and delicious and is perfect for a cool night. This soup is so much more than a vegetable soup that will leave you feeling full and satisfied. Make a large batch of this easy minestrone soup and have it for lunch or dinner for a few days.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy minestrone soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Jill

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon filtered water
  • 5 chicken bullion cubes
  • 4 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 4 white potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 28 ounces Stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can Navy beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 large zucchini washed and cubed
  • 1 large sweet onion chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 stems celery washed and chopped
  • 14 ounce large can of tomato sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon ground oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon sweet basil
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned pepper more if desired
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 cup pasta small shells, small elbows, or other small pasta

Instructions

  • First, in a large stock pot, add 1/2 of the water, and the chicken bullion cubes, and turn the heat on medium to heat the water, and melt the bullion.
  • Peel and slice the carrots, peel and cube the potatoes, peel and chop the onion, wash and cube the zucchini, and wash and slice the celery.
  • Add the prepared vegetables to the pot.
  • Add the rest of the water, and add the stewed tomatoes and tomato sauce, and stir well.
  • Drain and rinse the Navy beans, and add them to the stock pot.
  • Add the garlic.
  • Add the Italian seasoning, ground oregano, sweet basil, garlic salt, seasoned pepper, and brown sugar.
  • Stir the soup well to blend all spices into the soup.
  • Bring the soup to a boil, and then turn the heat down to medium low, and cook for about 30 minutes.
  • Turn the heat to low, and simmer the soup for 2 more hours, stirring occasionally.
  • After the two hours, stir the soup again, and if you're ready to serve the soup, add the pasta to the soup, and cook for 15 minutes.
  • If you're not serving the soup at this time, let the soup simmer until 15 minutes before serving, and add the pasta at that time.
  • Serve, and Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3047mg | Potassium: 1361mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 7490IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 8mg