Ken’s Minestrone Soup

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  • Published Dec 31st
  • Servings7
  • Calories225
My husband and I love the minestrone soup at restaurants, so he came home and started experimenting. This is the delicious soup that he came up with.

Ken’s Minestrone Soup Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Ken’s Minestrone Soup for 7 servings:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 1 (29 ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can green beans, drained
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 pinch dried basil
  • 1 pinch dried oregano
  • 1 pinch Italian seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons vegetarian chicken flavor seasoning
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

Ken’s Minestrone Soup Cooking Instructions

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The following are the steps to cook Ken’s Minestrone Soup easily:

  1. 1 In a large 4 to 5 quart saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Mix in garlic, onion and carrots. Saute the vegetables until just tender; approximately 5 minutes.
  2. 2 Add tomatoes with juice, cannellini beans, and kidney beans to the saucepan. Fill each can with water, and add the water to the saucepan. Mix in green beans and zucchini. Sprinkle parsley, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, chicken-style seasoning, and cayenne pepper into the soup; stir well. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Cover, and let simmer 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 225 calories; 4.4 grams of fat; 37.1 grams of carbohydrates; 10.6 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 793 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Apr 14th 2007

    I love this recipe and didn't change a thing, however, I didn't know whether I was supposed to drain and/or rinse the cannelini & kidney beans.

  2. Oct 25th 2002

    I doubled this recipes for my Bible study group of 12. I added a bit for spice for extra flavor. For the pasta - I added Orzo which I liked. The whole group enjoyed it. Very easy to make whi ...

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  4. Mar 11th 2002

    Very delicious - very quick - we made it for our church "Soup Supper" and doubled the quantity while adding shell pasta.

  5. Feb 20th 2002

    This was very good. I added small pasta shells, peas, and green beans to it. Will make again. Stacey

  6. Jul 28th 2001

    This is the best recipe for minestrone I have ever tried! My family loves it! I add tiny shell pasta to it!

  7. Jul 15th 2001

    This soup is great!!!And it's better than what you get in a restaurant.

  8. Jun 11th 2001

    My husband & I love this soup. I used more spices than called for, and didn't drain/rinse the canned beans. We have made this recipe many times & will make it again.

  9. Mar 21st 2001

    This soup was very thin. I had to add two cans of drained tomatoes to thicken it as well as some corn starch. It also needed more seasoning. I would NOT recommend this recipie. Try something ...