Bek’s Minestrone Soup

  • Recipe By
  • Published May 21st
  • Ready In1h 20m
  • Servings6
  • Calories245
The absolute best minestrone I have tasted. A spicy twist on a traditional soup. I make this in large quantities and freeze in 1 cup portions for a fast meal. I sometimes slice and brown a spicy chicken sausage and add it to this soup for my husband who loves meaty soup. Penne pasta or orrichette pasta may be cooked on the side and added at the end!

Bek’s Minestrone Soup Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Bek’s Minestrone Soup for 6 servings:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 (14 ounce) can beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste with basil (such as Hunt's®)
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with jalapenos
  • 2 potatoes, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained

Bek’s Minestrone Soup Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook1h
  • Ready In1h 20m

To cook Bek’s Minestrone Soup, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Bek’s Minestrone Soup is about 1 hour , and you can serve your Bek’s Minestrone Soup within 1 hour 20 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Bek’s Minestrone Soup easily:

  1. 1 Heat butter in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until onion is transparent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add chicken stock, beef broth, and water; bring to a simmer. Stir tomato paste, tomatoes with jalapenos, and potatoes into broth mixture; simmer until potatoes are slightly tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. 2 Stir celery, zucchini, carrots, and garbanzo beans into soup mixture; simmer until potatoes are tender and flavors have blended, 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 245 calories; 5.4 grams of fat; 44.3 grams of carbohydrates; 9 grams of protein; 11 milligrams of cholesterol; 1321 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jul 13th 2015

    I used this as a base because I used ingredients I had on-hand rather than going to the store. Rather than chicken stock and beef broth I used low sodium vegetable broth and water. Didn't h ...

  2. Nov 29th 2014

    I made it 2X in the last few weeks and it is fantastic. The first time i made is exactly and added some sausage pieces at the end. The second time i changed out the potatoes for little pas ...

  3. Nov 12th 2012

    Bek's Minestrone Haiku: "Shazam, this was good! (Added chicken sausage too, per the submitter.)" I followed the recipe as written, but I put everything (except the zucchini) in the crockpot ...