Lelli's Minestrone Soup

Lelli's Minestrone Soup Recipe

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Paula Forman


If you'e from lower Michigan you will know doubt know of Lelli's Restaurant. They are famous for their Minestrone Soup. This receipe tastes exactly like it!


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15 Min
2 Hr
Stove Top


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3/4 c
chopped onion
2 Tbsp
2 can(s)
16 oz cans mixed vegetables (drained)
1-32oz can(s)
chicken broth
2- 15oz can(s)
cannelini beans (drained) may sub great northen beans
1- 14oz can(s)
crushed tomatoes
1-8oz box
frozen spinach
1-6oz can(s)
tomato paste
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
dried parsley
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/3 c
macaroni, elbow
1/4 c
parmesan cheese
1 c
half and half

How to Make Lelli's Minestrone Soup


  • 1saute onion in margarine
  • 2add the above ingredients and simmer for 1 1/2 hours
  • 3process at least half of the soup in a blender. or use a stick blender
  • 4add 1/3 cup macaroni, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and 1 cup half and half
  • 5cook for at least 20 minutes more
  • 6serve with crusty bread and additional parmesan cheese

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About Lelli's Minestrone Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups, Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian

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