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Italian Minestrone Soup

Italian Minestrone Soup

  • Author: Challenge 22
  • Active Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main dish
  • Cuisine: Italian


Mix and match your favorite vegetables to create your unique version of Italian minestrone soup. Swap green beans for zucchinis, throw in some peas, and make it your own! Use local and seasonal vegetables to make it even more affordable and more eco-friendly. Fill your bowl to the brim and savor it hot! It’s hearty, it’s hydrating and it will keep your belly full for hours.


  • 5 tomatoes
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 squash or zucchini/courgette
  • 1 white onion
  • ¼ small white cabbage
  • 150 g tomato paste (or ¾ cup)
  • 150 g risoni, or your favorite small pasta shape (or 1 cup)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Oregano
  • Olive oil


  1. Chop the vegetables into 1 cm by 1 cm cubes, and add them to a pot. Fill the pot with enough water to cover all the vegetables.
  2. Cook over low heat for about 40 minutes.
  3. Add the tomato paste, garlic, and pasta and stir for a minute.
  4. Add the olive oil.
  5. Continue to cook for another 15 minutes.
  6. Add salt and pepper, brown sugar, and oregano to taste, and stir.
  7. Turn off the heat and leave the soup to rest for 10 more minutes.


Keywords: soup, veggies, minestrone, main dish, easy