Easy Minestrone Soup

Easy Minestrone Soup

Easy Minestrone Soup!

Let’s Do this! Let’s get those veggies in with this Easy Minestrone Soup!

So first up Easy peasy lemon squeezy Easy Minestrone Soup – get those veggies in!

We need to make a big batch of this  – loads of veggies and very filling, not creamy but super tasty!

It’s cold today!

Minestrone Soup is a traditional and classic Italian soup that is , super healthy, filling  and perfect for lunch or dinner on a cold day.

It’s an easy homemade soup that is packed with flavour and a family favourite in our house. 


The best Minestrone Soup recipe ever 🙂 

For me this is  the best Minestrone Soup Recipe eva! 

Look at all those fresh vegetables 

Packed with flavour and so filling! 

Easy Minestrone Soup
All those lovely veg!


Minestrone Soup Recipe 

Just look at all those vegetables it’s packed with fibre and nutrients – yum 

See the full repine card at the bottom – but you simply just dry fry your veggies for 5 minutes 

Add your tomatoes and liquids etc 



Simmer for 8-10 minutes 

Then pop in your soup pasta and simmer until tender and that’s it 



Just look at it!

Minestrone Soup recipe Top Tips 

I will be having this for lunches and will pop at least 3 portions in the freezer for those days where I need some warm filling food! #HEALTHY 

It’s also a great one to make with those left over ‘fridge vegetables’ you know the ones I mean, lurking at the bottom of your salad and veggie draws.

And heading for the bin in a few days 


To Serve your Minestrone Soup 

I tend to serve in a lovely big bowl on it’s own – occasionally I sprinkle the soup with Parmesan too (not vegetarians) 

But my kids love it with a big chunk of fresh bread – simply buttered or toasted and sometimes  with cheese on toast if they are really really hungry 


Can I freeze my Minestrone Soup? 

Freezing it is also easy and I tend to do this and it’s great for a work lunch in the office or at home.

I do feel a bit smug when I pitch up at the microwave with my homemade soup and everyone say – that smells amazing!

And do you know it’s so much cheaper to make your own that buy those chilled ones!

It’s so tasty and so easy – a meal in a bowl and it’s so good for you…. it’ll keep that tummy full of all the good stuff!

Have a go and let me know how you get on and please do drop me a comment below, I do so love receiving your comments xxx


Other Easy Soup Recipes 

Soups – I have loads of them!

I’ve mentioned a couple below but if you write ‘soup’ in the search box and hit go!

You’ll find them all 🙂

And if you like this soup then I think you’ll also love my Spring Vegetable Soup why not go have a look. I do have a lot of soup recipes as I so love soup!

Oh and if you are being super good and following the Slimming Program then have a look at my Roasted Butternut Squash & Tomato soup!

It’s sweet garlicky and free!!

Roasted Butternut Squash & Tomato Soup


And another classic Soup recipe 

If you love soup you’ll probably love Leek & Potato so maybe chech mine out 

My recipe adds a little smoked bacon which adds a hint of smoke flavour to the overall soup – delicious 


The Slimming Group

I have a closed group on Facebook for Slimming Style Recipes if you’re interested called Easy Peasy Slimming Recipes

Just use the join button if you like real home cooked tasty easy food!!

Thanks, big love


Easy Minestrone Soup

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 176kcal
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Easy Minestrone Soup, a simple soup packed with veggies and flavour


  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil / or Frylite if you're being super good
  • 3 sticks Celery chopped into small pieces
  • 2 Small red onions or 1 large peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 leek or 6 baby leeks peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 large or 2 small potatoes peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 3 carrots peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 - 2 Cloves garlic peeled and crushed ot chopped very finely
  • Handful of green beans chopped into small lengths (I forgot to buy mine 🙂 )
  • 100 g mushrooms chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes or I used tinned cherry tomatoes 1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/4 pints water - with 1 Vegeable stock cube crumbled in it
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato puree
  • 50 g Dried Soup pasta or any small pasta
  • Handful torn basil leaves or any other herbs you fancy
  • Salt & Black pepper


  • In a large saucepan add the olive oil - place on a high heat on the hob
  • Add all the veggies and garlic, except the chopped tomatoes and herbs
  • Fry for approx 5 minutes, stirring
    Veggies for minestrone soup
  • Next add the tin of chopped tomatoes, fresh cherry tomatoes and tomato paste
  • Then add the stock
  • Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer for approx. 8-10 minutes
  • Then tip in the soup pasta and simmer for 8 minutes or until soft
    minestrone soup simmering in a pan
  • Finally add the herbs - stir and season to taste If your soup is thick  (it will thicken on cooling) simply add some more water
  • Dig in and enjoy! AND no you don't need that bread 🙂


*** All nutritional information is approximate and intended as a guide 


Nutrition Facts
Easy Minestrone Soup
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
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Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Def going to make this. Thank you. Xx♥️

  2. Doreen Carpenter

    5 stars
    Deliciously easy to make & really warming.Minestrone Soup. Also the Butternut Squash was exceptionally satisfying & once again, easy to make.

    1. Oh thanks Dee – I love a good soup! xx

  3. 5 stars
    Made this today & it’s so easy & very filling & tasty! That’s my lunches in the freezer for next week!

    1. Great Karen – it’s so good xx

  4. 5 stars
    Well thanks again Clare this soup was amazing. It was so rich and warming and very filling. I added some Parmesan rind to this. What a great flavour. I added oregano and basil as my chosen herbs. Also all your dishes freeze well. Ideal for batch cooking. Again I love the nutritional information that you provide.

    1. Love that you love it – thanks xx

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