Venus De Milo (Minestrone) Soup

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By Debbie Bergus
from Somerset, MA

This is a long time family favorite based on the famous minestrone soup served at a local restaurant. Delicious served with fresh Italian bread!

serves 10 - 12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top


  •   1 lb
    ground beef
  •   1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  •   1 pkg
    dry onion soup mix
  •   2 can(s)
    chicken broth
  •   2 can(s)
    veg all (mixed vegetables)
  •   2 can(s)
    tomatoes, canned italian-style and diced
  •   1/4 c
    orzo pasta, uncooked
    parmesan cheese

How To Make

  • 1
    In a large soup pot brown ground beef in olive oil, breaking up into small pieces.
  • 2
    Add onion soup mix and mix well.
  • 3
    Add all canned ingredients, including the liquids, and bring to a boil.
  • 4
    Add orzo and reduce heat. Simmer for 20 minutes (until orzo is cooked through).
  • 5
    Serve with grated parmesan cheese.