Lelli's Minestrone Soup

Lelli's Minestrone Soup

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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


  • 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


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

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About Lelli's Minestrone Soup

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian

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