How To Make Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is an Italian classic that changes with the seasons. The lightness of the soup makes it a perfect appetizer or lunch any time of year. This vegetable-heavy soup uses seasonal ingredients to maximize flavor and utility. Try adding Swiss chard, carrots, potatoes, celery and cannellini beans for a satisfying winter adaptation, and opt for tomatoes, zucchini and spinach during summer months. The broth can be either vegetable or chicken depending on taste. Minestrones typically contain beans and pasta as well to add more sustenance. Minestrone does not tie itself to a single recipe and is meant to adapt to whatever ingredients you have on hand. In this video, Chef Mark will show you how to make a classic minestrone soup in just a few easy steps. For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

Minestrone Soup Recipe

1 fl oz olive oil
2 oz onion, sliced thin
1 ½ oz celery, small dice
1 ½ oz carrot, small dice
½ tsp garlic, minced
1 ½ oz green cabbage, shredded
1 ½ oz zucchini, small dice
4 oz canned tomatoes, crushed
2 ½ pt basic white stock
¼ tsp basil
1 oz ditalini pasta (small macaroni), cooked
3 oz canned cannelloni beans or other white beans, drained
1 tsp parsley, chopped
¼ tbsp Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
As needed grated Parmesan cheese

1. Heat the oil in a heavy pot over medium heat.
2. Add the onions, celery, carrots, garlic and Italian seasoning. Sweat the ingredients in the oil until they are al dente. Do not brown.
3. Add the cabbage and zucchini. Stir to mix the vegetables. Continue to sweat them for another 5 minutes.
4. Add the tomatoes and stock; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until the vegetables are almost cooked. Do no overcook.
5. Add the pasta, beans, basil and continue to simmer the soup until the pasta and beans are hot.
6. Add the parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper.
7. Just before service, stir in the Parmesan cheese, or serve the cheese separately. 

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    i just saw how to cook Minestrone Soup Recipe.

    I did not see any recipes’s ingrendients and method to cook.

    thank you
    Bee Hwa

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