Veggie-tastic Minestrone Soup


Veggie-tastic Minestrone Soup

Makes one large pot (5 quarts) — serves about 8 to 10

I love this soup and make it all the time. It’s so delicious and nutritious, not to mention super easy to throw together. It’s also a great way to use up extra veggies sitting around in your fridge!


  • 4 C veggie broth (1 32oz container)
  • 1 15oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 C water
  • Chopped veggies (I usually use a variation of the following: carrots, squash, zucchini, celery, frozen peas, a big handful of kale, etc.)
  • 8 basil leaves (optional), chopped
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 3 C (cooked) whole wheat pasta
  • Cracked pepper


Take a big pot (mine is 5 quarts) and place it on the stove. Pour in 1 15oz can tomato sauce, an entire container (~4 cups) of veggie broth (I used Nature’s Promise), and 1/2 C of water. Turn heat to medium high.

Chop veggies and add them in. Bring mixture to a simmer. Toss in the chopped fresh basil leaves, 1 can drained and rinsed kidney beans, and 3 cups whole wheat pasta, and top with some cracked pepper. Let mixture warm (you don’t want to overcook the veggies!) and enjoy! :)


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  1. 6
    Alexis says:

    Hi Anne,

    Just made this for my sick fiance and was delicious…thanks for a great recipe with things that are already in the house.

  2. 8

    Just saw the comment on Facebook- had been meaning to tell you I made this earlier this week and have had it for lunch every day since. This soup is awesome!!

  3. 10

    HI Anne!
    This soup looks fantastic..I just have a question. About how many cups of veggies do you throw in there? I am thinking 3.. I am not very good at guessing, and I figured I would ask:)


    • 11

      Hey Danielle! It’s really up to you – that’s the beauty of this recipe, it’s very loose! Three cups would work – give it a shot!

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    Courtney C. says:

    when you say tomato sauce do you mean tomato paste or are you using actual sauce?

  5. 15

    Made a variation of this tonight, Anne! Clicked the recipe from the #WinterShapeUp meal plan. I used a red pepper, zucchini, carrot and celery for my veggies.

  6. 16

    Anne, this minestrone is so delicious, I posted it on my Facebook page to warm up all my friends and family who got buried in the big snow last week!

    I use an organic tomato sauce too – Simple Truth is a generic store brand that comes in “tomato and basil” so you don’t need to buy the basil separately. I cut the pasta in half, and the soup was still awesome. Thank you and Happy New Year!

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