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 Easy Minestrone Soup

Do you feel like you need to eat something warm and hearty? Something that will stick to your ribs and help you get through the rest of the day? Well, look no further than Easy Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

This delicious soup is perfect for those cold winter days when all you want is a big bowl of comfort food. Minestrone soup is made with a variety of different vegetables, meats, and beans, so it’s packed with nutrients and flavor. In this post, we will tell you all about minestrone soup and why you should add it to your menu!

 Minestrone Soup

What Ingredients are used to make Easy Minestrone Soup

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • Medium Yellow Onion, diced
  • Medium Carrots, diced
  • Large Celery Stalks, diced
  • Garlic Cloves, minced
  • Tomato Paste
  • Crushed Tomatoes, with liquid
  • Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed
  • Pearl Barley, rinsed and drained
  • Bay Leaves
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Baby Spinach, roughly chopped
  • Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
  • Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated 

How To Make Easy Minestrone Soup

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies become soft and aromatic, approximately 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken broth, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, white beans, pearl barley, bay leaves, and Parmesan rind. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and additional salt and black pepper, if desired, and stir to combine.
  3. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil, then immediately reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and gently simmer until the barley is cooked through, approximately 20-25 minutes.
  4. Stir in the chopped spinach and parsley. Simmer just until the spinach wilts, approximately 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and discard the bay leaves and remaining cheese rind. Serve immediately sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Minestrone Soup

It can be hard to make a healthy and hearty soup from scratch. 

Minestrone soup is a thick, hearty soup that originates from Italy. It is made with a variety of different vegetables, meats, and beans. The most common vegetables used our soup are carrots, celery, onion, and tomatoes. However, you can really use any type of vegetable that you like. The meat and beans in minestrone soup provide protein and fiber, which are important nutrients for keeping you healthy. Additionally, minestrone soup is a great source of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium.

Most people either don’t have the time or don’t know how to make a delicious and nutritious soup at home.

There are many reasons why you should add minestrone soup to your menu. First of all, it’s a great way to get your daily dose of vegetables. Secondly, minestrone soup is very filling and satisfying, so it can help you stay full between meals. Additionally, our soup is easy to make and only takes about 45 minutes to prepare. Finally, this delicious soup is also affordable and can be made with ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.

Minestrone Soup

Is Easy Minestrone Soup Gluten Free?

Yes, it is!

Can You Freeze Minestrone Soup?

Yes, Cooked minestrone soup can be frozen to increase its shelf life. Freeze in closed airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags. What is the shelf life of this prepared soup in the freezer? It will keep its finest quality for around 4 to 6 months if properly stored, although it will be safe for longer.

How Do You Store Minestrone Soup?

Store this soup in a closed airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Want to try another great soup recipe, try one of these:

 Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

Tex Mex Chicken and Rice Soup

Easy White Bean Chicken Chili with Acorn Squash

Easiest Creamy Potato Soup

Our soup made with white beans is the perfect solution. This easy-to-follow recipe includes all of the necessary ingredients and instructions, so you can enjoy a steaming bowl of this classic Italian soup in no time.

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Minestrone Soup

Easy Minestrone Soup

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Easy Minestrone Soup is made with a variety of different vegetables, meats, and beans, so it's packed with nutrients and flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 
3 medium carrots, diced
  • 
2 large celery stalks, diced
  • 
2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 
6 c. chicken broth, preferably organic
  • 
2 T. tomato paste
  • 
1 14-oz. can crushed tomatoes, with liquid
  • 
2 14-oz. cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 
½ c. pearl barley, rinsed and drained
  • 
2 large bay leaves
  • 
3” chunk Parmesan cheese rind
  • 
1 t. Italian seasoning
  • 
3 c. baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 
¼ c. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 
1-2 oz. Parmesan cheese, freshly grated 


Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies become soft and aromatic, approximately 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken broth, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, white beans, pearl barley, bay leaves, and Parmesan rind. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and additional salt and black pepper, if desired, and stir to combine.
  3. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil, then immediately reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and gently simmer until the barley is cooked through, approximately 20-25 minutes.
  4. Stir in the chopped spinach and parsley. Simmer just until the spinach wilts, approximately 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and discard the bay leaves and remaining cheese rind. Serve immediately sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Notes

For a thinner soup, add additional chicken broth

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 354Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 15mgSodium 1759mgCarbohydrates 51gFiber 12gSugar 7gProtein 20g

I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition values have been automatically generated. If you have questions, please have a professional look at the ingredients and help you with new values.

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