Minestrone Soup Recipe

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This Minestrone Soup recipe can be prepared and cooked in the crock pot, made in a large batch and frozen or a quick serve meal.

We've included two recipes the first one is different in that it has zucchini, beans and noodles. As well as uses chicken broth.  Although we like them both the second one is our favorite. Try both and see what you like.

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Minestrone Soup Recipe

  • Sausage or ground hamburger
  • 1 Cup carrot, diced
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 Cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 Cup chopped cabbage
  • 2-15 oz. cans chicken broth
  • 16 oz can kidney beans
  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 28 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 Cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons basil
  • 2 Tablespoons oregano
  • spaghetti noodles broken into 1/2-1 inch pieces
  • Parmesan cheese, topping
Cook sausage and chopped onion together in large saucepan. Add in saucepan, chopped vegetables including carrot, celery, cabbage, and tomatoes. Don't add zucchini yet though.

Stir in chicken broth, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, water and spices. Simmer until carrots and celery is tender. Add in zucchini and broken spaghetti noodles. Cook until noodles are tender. Serve with Parmesan cheese.  
blue starIf preparing ahead of time, using in the crock pot or planning on freezing leave out noodles and zucchini until dinner time. If using crock pot add 30 minutes-1 hour before serving. Test noodles before serving.

To freeze, allow to cool and store in freezer containers.

Minestrone Soup Recipe

minestrone soup Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. hamburger
  • 1 onion, grated or chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • small bag frozen corn
  • small bag frozen green beans
  • 28 oz. can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 3-4 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups beef broth or equivalent water and beef bouillon
  • 8 cups water
In stockpan, sauté hamburger, onion and garlic. Drain grease and add back to pan. Add remaining ingredients. Stir together and simmer for 30 minutes.

*This recipe freezes well, also.

Pasta Fagioli Soup is similar to minestrone.

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