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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup | Aggie's Kitchen

Is everyone ready for a bit of a detox this week or what? I enjoyed every bite of my long holiday weekend but I am so ready to feed my body better and move it more this week, that’s for sure. Our Thanksgiving was full of delicious food (plus a few days after), and I don’t really feel like I over did it for the most part – except for in the dessert category. Whoa. I’m disturbed by the amount of pie that has been consumed in my house over the last few days. I don’t normally go crazy over sweets, but pie, I really do love pie. I had so many different kinds of pies tempting me this weekend…well, let’s say I’ve had enough pie for a while. No more pie please.

Let’s have soup instead. Lots of soup. I made this soup a couple of weeks ago when I was feeling under the weather and ate it for days. I stuck a little in the freezer and am so glad I did because it’s coming out this week to help me get back on track. Though, I could easily make another pot, it’s easy enough and all of it’s ingredients are staples and can be most likely be found in any kitchen.

Minestrone Soup | Aggie's Kitchen

Minestrone soup is classic, and one of the healthiest soups you can make for yourself and your family. It’s filled with vegetables (carrots, celery, onion and tomatoes) and beans. You can add some pasta too if you’d like, but I chose not to in this recipe. Whole wheat orzo or spaghetti pieces would be a great addition to this soup.

The best way to bounce back from a few days of indulging is by getting yourself back on track with as many clean and healthy meals as possible (starting with breakfast – I’m on a Cinnamon Pear Green Smoothie kick again), and making a pot of soup like this one to have waiting for you at lunch and/or dinner definitely helps.

Minestrone Soup | Aggie's Kitchen

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Minestrone Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, shredded
  • 2 celery, chopped
  • 1 15 oz can Bush's kidney beans (with liquid)
  • 1 15 oz can Bush's cannelinni beans (with liquid)
  • 2 15 oz cans petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a large, heavy soup pot over medium heat. Add garlic and onions to oil and cook for 1-2 minutes, until slightly softened. Add carrots and celery to garlic and onions and season with salt and pepper. Let cook for about 5 minutes until vegetables start to soften.
  2. Add both cans of beans (with liquid), tomatoes, Italian seasoning and broth to pot. Bring to a boil, then let simmer covered for 25-30 minutes. Taste for salt and pepper and add if necessary. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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If you read this blog regularly then you know how I feel about soup. In case you missed it here are my 6 favorite healthy soup recipes I posted recently. Feel good food! Have a great week!

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29 Responses to “Minestrone Soup”

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar posted December 1, 2014 at 5:41 am

    I just love a good minestrone soup. This really looks awesome Aggie!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted December 1, 2014 at 11:26 am

      thanks so much Katrina!

  2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness posted December 1, 2014 at 7:38 am

    I am DEFINITELY ready to bounce back….AND I haven’t even made soup this year! Considering it started to snow this weekend, I think this bowl of healthy goodness is in order! Pinned!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted December 1, 2014 at 11:26 am

      oh yes, snow and soup – do it! thank you!!

  3. Ihjaz Ahmad posted December 1, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! I’m definitely making this! thanks for sharing! A healthier option for a family favorite.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted December 1, 2014 at 11:26 am

      thank you!

  4. Katie @ Mom to Mom Nutrition posted December 1, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Such a classic! Love your recipe and cannot wait to try!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted December 1, 2014 at 11:25 am

      Thank you Katie!

  5. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted December 1, 2014 at 8:32 am

    YES girl! Ironically I made a big batch of turkey and bean chili for lunches this week. Beans always make me feel healthier and keep me fuller longer. This looks so good and cozy!!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted December 1, 2014 at 11:25 am

      that chili sounds so good! I have a hard time not putting beans in soup 🙂

  6. Liz posted December 1, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I love soup and your recipe looks great. Thank you.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted December 1, 2014 at 11:25 am

      Thank you Liz!

  7. Erica posted December 1, 2014 at 11:19 am

    This is one of my most favorite soups, yet I don’t think I’ve ever made it! Looks perfect. Comforting

    • Aggies Kitchen posted December 1, 2014 at 11:25 am

      and it’s honestly one of the easiest soups to make! Always hits the spot 🙂 Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  8. Michelle @ The Complete Savorist posted December 1, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Do I ever need a detox! This soup will be just the thing to get back on the eating right track. Delicious.

  9. Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog posted December 1, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Looks perfect for cold winter nights!

  10. Nicole, RD posted December 1, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I feel like most minestrone soups have a bajillion ingredients – this one looks simple enough while still packing in all the flavor!

  11. Sarah @ SnixyKitchen posted December 1, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Haha – definitely no more pie! This soup sounds like just the thing to get my stomach back on track!

  12. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite posted December 1, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I love your soup recipes. This one is definitely going to be SAVED.

  13. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy posted December 1, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    what gorgeous photos!

  14. Gaby posted December 1, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I am with you, time to detox from all the indulgence! This minestrone looks like the perfect way to start!

  15. Shelby posted December 2, 2014 at 5:59 am

    Looks delicious! I certainly need to detox, but mainly because after being so good over Thanksgiving, I ate nothing but junk yesterday! Going to make this for lunches!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted December 2, 2014 at 6:44 am

      those days happen – that’s for sure!! 🙂

  16. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted December 2, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    We’ve been eating soup for days! This looks wonderful. And I printed off your smoothie recipe – I remember seeing it before and wanting to try it, so thanks for the reminder! 🙂

  17. Hillary posted December 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Why do you keep the liquid from the beans? Won’t that add a ton of sodium?

    • Aggies Kitchen posted December 5, 2014 at 9:35 am

      For soups I usually don’t drain and rinse my beans because I think the liquid adds more flavor…but you are right, it does add sodium too! So it’s really up to you about whether you want to keep the liquid.

  18. Deborah posted December 9, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Minestrone is one of my favorites, and this looks so good!!

  19. Peter posted December 22, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Oh, looking through these photos i’m getting hungry ))) I’ll vary my diet with your recipe. It looks really tasty!

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