There is nothing like a comforting warm bowl of hearty soup on a brisk fall day or a cold winters day. This minestrone soup is just that – warm, comforting and hearty. So if you are craving a soup to warm you down to the core, try out this minestrone recipe! It also tastes great with gluten free noddles.
Minestrone soup is one of those soups that it full of goodness. It has delicious and fresh vegetables, fragrant spices, hearty beans and filling pasta. This soup is a one pot meal, which makes supper and clean up a breeze! Alternatively, you can make this soup in a slow cooker for a fast and easy meal after a long day.
If you want a more filling meal, serve this with a fresh loaf of baked bread. Such as this delicious and fluffy no-knead bread. Or crackers for the kiddos.
Comfort and Warmth in a Bowl: Minestrone Soup
- 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 4 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 medium Onion, diced
- 3 stalks Celery, chopped
- 3 large Carrots, diced
- 6 cups Chicken Broth (homemade is great)
- 1 Tbsp Oregano
- 1 tsp Thyme
- ¼ tsp Pepper
- 1 tsp Salt (omit if using store bought broth)
- ¼ tsp Chili Flakes
- 2 Bay Leaves
- 1 can Diced Tomatoes (796 mL)
- 1 can Six Bean Blend (540 mL), drained and rinsed
- 1 cup Dried Pasta
- Heat oil in a pot over medium-low heat. Add garlic, onions, celery and carrots.
- Saute for about 5 minutes, or until slightly tender.
- Add remaining ingredients, except pasta, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for at least 20 minutes.OrAdd all ingredients, except pasta, to a slow cooker and cook on low for 2-4 hours.
- Add pasta in the last 10 minutes to cook.OrCook pasta separately, according to the package, and serve on the side or add directly before serving.
- Serve with freshly grated parmesan on top.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”