Homemade minestrone soup is a tomato based hearty soup that is packed with vegetables and beans. If you love traditional Italian minestrone soup, then you will love this homemade vegetarian soup recipe packed with delicious ingredients. Add a side of crusty bread to soak up every last bit of the soup.
Homemade Minestrone Soup
One of my favorite soups to eat year round is this Homemade Minestrone Soup
It is hearty and packed with healthy vegetables and beans.
This version of minestrone is a bit different than some, because it uses tomato sauce, as it has a tomato base along with vegetable broth.
The mixture of herbs really help add flavor to this soup along with the freshly chopped parsley and parmesan cheese that you top the soup with.
I don’t believe that soups are only eaten in the fall and winter and this is a perfect example.
This minestrone recipe is a perfect soup to use garden vegetables in this summer.
We planted our garden last week and I can’t wait to harvest my carrots, zucchini and spinach to use in this soup.
The beans in today’s soup offer protein and the abundance of vegetables create a hearty, thick soup.
I always pair this soup with crusty Italian bread to soak up the last of that saucy broth at the end, and a serving of freshly steamed green beans.
For those meat lovers that are thinking a meal can’t be a meal without meat, try adding sweet Italian sausage for an even heartier meal.
Like I mentioned this Homeamde Minestrone Soup Recipe uses a marinara tomato sauce as the base.
I recently tried the Classico Riserva Pasta Sauce line and knew I had to incorporate one of them into this soup.
I used their marinara sauce but the Roasted Garlic would be great if you like garlic or the Arrabbiata if you like a little kick.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS MINESTRONE SOUP?
VEGETABLES: The vegetables are my favorite part of this soup.
I love adding as many as I can based on what is in my fridge.
Some that I really enjoy are green beans, peas, carrots, celery, tomatoes and onion.
TOMATO SAUCE: The trick to this flavorful soup is the tomato based broth.
A lot of minestrone soups that people make are vegetable broth based.
I love adding the tomato sauce to this soup to make the flavor to the next level and make it creamier.
Feel free to use your favorite or a homemade sauce.
FRESH HERBS: When it comes to soups, fresh herbs are your friend.
This soup is great with some fresh parsley and basil added in.
PASTA: I like using a medium sized pasta in this soup.
You can also use a smaller one, like orzo or try zoodles in place of noodles.
Their sauces uses vine-ripened tomatoes which are picked at the peak of sweetness.
They are perfectly balanced with herbs and spices, extra virgin olive oil. Pasta sauces aren’t just for pasta dishes.
There are a lot of ways to get creative with sauces and add flavor to a meal.
I especially love that the Classico Riserva line of pasta sauces doesn’t have any added sugar or artificial flavors.
This minestrone soup recipe will put any restaurant or store-bought minestrone soup to shame, I promise.
Keep this homemade minestrone soup recipe on hand for the summer, fall, winter and spring months. Yup, all four of them. It really fits in perfectly year round!
Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight and then heat the soup. If the soup has become too thick add extra vegetable broth. Makes 10 cups of soup.
Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight and then heat the soup. If the soup has become too thick add extra vegetable broth.
Makes 10 cups of soup.