Minestrone Soup Recipe

Minestrone Soup Recipe in a bowl with two hands around the bowl

Use whatever vegetables and beans you have on hand to make this quick and easy Minestrone Soup recipe!




  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, and celery and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the parsnip and season everything well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook the parsnip with the onion, carrot, and celery for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the stock, tomatoes, bay leaf, and the parmesan rind if you are using it and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add the zucchini and pasta and bring to a simmer again, and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in the beans and garlic and simmer another 5 minutes.
  6. Remove the bay leaf and parmesan rind and serve. Enjoy!


Hard vegetable substitution ideas: potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squash, turnips

Soft vegetable substitution ideas: green beans, summer squash, baby spinach, kale