Minestrone Soup is a pure bowl of comfort. Loaded with all sorts of fresh vegetables, you can’t go wrong with this soup! Zucchini and green beans are simmered together along with carrots, onion and celery in an herby, tomato broth. The addition of cannellini beans helps add some heartiness and depth. Each spoonful is loaded with goodies! Not only is this soup delicious, but it has so many good things for you in it!
How to customize this Minestrone Soup
One thing I love about Minestrone Soup is how versatile it can be. You can either follow the recipe exactly, or add in things that you happen to have on hand. When it comes down to it, whatever veggies you have on hand works! Even if you don’t have fresh vegetables in stock, you can use canned veggies that have been drained. The possibilites are endless! Here are some vegetables that would work in this soup:
- Green beans
- Squash – butternut, acorn, yellow squash
- Sweet potatoes
- Kale or spinach
Minestrone Soup can also be customized by wether or not you add pasta or beans. I love the addition of cannellini beans because they help add in some heartiness and creaminess, without having to worry about the pasta soaking up all the broth. If you are using pasta instead, I would recommend cooking the pasta separately and storing it separately so that you don’t lose all your broth.
What to serve with Minestrone Soup
If you’re anything like me, any good soup needs some good bread or something for dunking! Minestrone Soup is no different. You can’t let any of that good broth to go to waste! A baguette or piece of chunky bread would work great, or I highly recommend one of these two options:
- Super Simple Garlic Bread
- Homestyle Cheddar Biscuits (recipe coming soon!)
Nothing quite beats the feeling of simmering a pot of soup on your stovetop. You want to know another thing thats so great about this soup? It can really be eaten all year round! It’s hearty enough to warm you up in the dead of Winter, but yet light enough and full of so many veggies that you can eat it in the Summer. What are you waiting for? Dig in!
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