Homemade Minestrone Soup Recipe

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.

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 recently tried the Classico Riserva Pasta Sauce line and knew I had to incorporate one of them into this soup.

Ingredients 6 oz. small pasta {like elbow, macaroni or ditalini pasta} 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped {about 2 cups} 4 garlic cloves, minced 3 celery stalks, chopped, {about 1 cup} 3 medium carrots, chopped {about 1 1/2 cups} 1 - 24 oz. jar of Classico Riviera Marinara Sauce {tomato sauce of your choice} 3 cups vegetable broth 1 - 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes 2 bay leaves 2 teaspoons basil 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon rosemary 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 parmesan rind {optional} 1 cup of frozen green beans 1 large zucchini, sliced {about 2 cups} 1 - 15 oz. can of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 - 15 oz. can of white beans {like cannellini or Great Northern}, drained and rinsed 4 cups fresh spinach, tightly packed

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