Thick Minestrone Soup Recipe

Thick Minestrone Soup Recipe

How To Make Thick and Hearty Minestrone Soup

Get some pasta ready and make this delicious and thick minestrone soup at home using only the ingredients found in the pantry. Enjoy this during a cold day.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



  • 2tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 1cupyellow onion
  • 1cupcarrots,
  • 1cupcelery
  • 1cupzucchini
  • 4garlic cloves,minced
  • bunch of Italian seasoning
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tspfresh ground pepper
  • ½tspthyme,dried
  • 5-6cupsvegetable or chicken broth
  • 2cupswater
  • 2-3tspred wine vinegar
  • 1bay leaf
  • 14ozkidney beans,drained and rinsed
  • 14ozbutter beans,drained and rinsed
  • 14ozgreen beans,drained and rinsed
  • 14oztomatoes,diced do not drain
  • 8oztomato paste,1 can
  • 1⅓cupsuncooked rice or pasta
  • 3cupsfresh spinach,chopped
  • Parmesan cheese,for serving


  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a 4-quart pot or dutch oven. Add the onion, carrots, celery, zucchini, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and thyme.

  2. Stir and cook for 6 to 7 minutes as the vegetables soften up and let out some juices.

  3. Add broth, water, red wine vinegar, bay leaf, all the beans, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste. Bring to a boil, then add uncooked rice or pasta. Cover and simmer for 35 minutes. 

  4. Stir in the chopped spinach and simmer for 5 more minutes. Remove bay leaf.

  5. Serve soup warm in homemade bread bowls and top with fresh parmesan cheese, if desired.

  6. Keep leftovers in a large Tupperware in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Recipe Notes

  • To reheat, simply pour into a pot over medium heat and cook until warm. Feel free to add more broth to the leftovers as it cooks if it is too thick.


  • Calories: 514.24kcal
  • Fat: 7.27g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.54g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.46g
  • Carbohydrates: 91.49g
  • Fiber: 22.02g
  • Sugar: 12.90g
  • Protein: 25.33g
  • Cholesterol: 4.50mg
  • Sodium: 789.16mg
  • Calcium: 299.55mg
  • Potassium: 1906.77mg
  • Iron: 17.18mg
  • Vitamin A: 264.71µg
  • Vitamin C: 46.10mg
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