Upstate Minestrone Soup Recipe

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Upstate Minestrone Soup

Jan Bose


I've never found anyone that didn't love it. Even when they hear the ingredients & think they won't like it, they finish every drop! Excellent for soup suppers or potluck, easily made on stove top or crock pot!

pinch tips: Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Hints



1 lb
italian sweet sausage
1 Tbsp
olive or vegetable oil
1 c
onion, diced
1 clove
garlic,finely minced
1 c
sliced carrots
1 tsp
crumbled basil
2 small
1 can(s)
(1 lb size) italian pear tomatoes,chopped & undrained
2 can(s)
(10-3/4-oz) beef bouillon or 3 beef bouillon cubes plus 1-1/2 cups hot water
2 c
finely shredded cabbage
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
1 can(s)
(1 lb size) great northern beans,undrained
chopped fresh parsley

Directions Step-By-Step

Slice sausage crosswise about 1/2 inch thick; brown in oil in deep sausepan or Dutch oven.
Add onion, garlic, carrots & basil; cook for 5 minutes. Add zucchini, tomatoes with liquid, bouillon, cabbage, salt & pepper.
Bring soup to a boil; reduce heat & simmer, covered for 1 hour. Add beans with liquid; cook another 20 minutes. Garnish with parsley. (Soup is even better the second day) Serves 8 (Does very well in crock pot. Brown sausage & add all ingredients to crock pot. Cook on low overnight)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Soups