One of the things I enjoy during cold weather is smelling a big pot of soup simmering on the stove… there’s just nothing like it! Today I’m sharing one of my favorite healthy soups: Easy Minestrone Soup.
I was seriously BAD this weekend eating out (ohhhh but it was so good!). My weekend menu included pizza, steak with a huge loaded baked potato, cheesy quesadillas and french onion soup loaded with bread and cheese. Needless to say, it was definitely time to load up on some healthy veggies.
This soup is full of tomatoes, carrots, celery, onions, green beans, kidney beans and zucchini. The most difficult task of this recipe is slicing and dicing the vegetables… easy peasy!
The pasta is added towards the end of cooking… there’s just no way I could skip the pasta. I used elbow macaroni but any small shell pasta will do. This soup filled up my 6-quart dutch oven about 2/3 full so it feeds a crowd (8 servings). The great thing about this minestrone soup is that any leftovers freeze well, too!
Inspired by Taste of Home