This Italian vegetable and bean soup is perfect for these cold days, and for whenever you or a loved one is sick. This hearty and delicious Minestrone soup is sure to warm you right up.
This flu season has been so unbelievably scary. I work in a school setting and I cannot even begin to tell you how many times a day I wash my hands, use hand sanitizer, and wipe down everything around me with Clorox wipes. I am trying so hard not to catch this flu or any other sickness going around right now.
Recently, I came down with a cold and decided to make this soup. And let me tell you, I don’t know if it’s all the nutrients from the vegetables and beans in this soup, but it really did start to make me feel better. If you or a loved one is feeling a little under the weather, make this soup. It is so very comforting and much needed when you’re not feeling well.
I love Minestrone Soup. It’s so hearty and delicious, and it’s very versatile. You can use whatever is in season or whatever you just happen to have on hand. Play around with the types of beans that you like – cannellini beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, or butter beans. You could also cut down on the amount of beans if you would like less and even add some potatoes. I like this soup thick and full of beans and veggies. Spinach is what I typically add to Minestrone soup, but you could also use kale or cabbage.
I like a little pasta in this soup, but you can certainly use rice. If you do use, pasta, use something that’s a little bit smaller of a noodle. Orzo would even be really good in this soup.
One of the best parts about this soup, it makes a lot! I like to freeze half the batch and then take it out of the freezer the day before I need it. Then reheat on the stovetop for a really quick dinner!
This soup is also very easy to make. The most difficult parts are chopping the veggies. The rest is just dumping ingredients into the pot. I use my Dutch oven for this recipe. You could also use a large stockpot. You just want to make sure that you have a fairly large pot, as it does make a good bit. My Dutch oven is 7.25 quarts.
I love easy recipes like this! Top with a little bit of freshly grated parmesan cheese! So good!!
Hope you enjoy!
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