Hearty Minestrone

Hearty Minestrone Recipe

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Barb Janisse


I made this soup a few years ago when we lived in the mountains and it was so good in the cold weather. I remembered a delicious homemade Minestrone soup I had made, but couldn't remember where I had gotten the recipe! Finally, I found it and made it again. It is the one I remembered, really delicious and flavorful. It's a great main dish for dinner, no matter the weather!

★★★★★ 1 vote
6-8 in larger bowls
30 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


1 lb
italian sausage, mild
6 c
1 can(s)
28 oz. diced tomatoes
1 c
onions, celery and bell pepper, chopped
1 c
carrots, sliced
2 tsp
1 tsp
worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp
black pepper
bay leaves, dried
1 can(s)
14 oz. kidney beans
1 c
cabbage, shredded
3/4 c
macaroni, elbow
1 3/4 c
grated parmesean cheese

How to Make Hearty Minestrone


  • 1Cook Italian sausage in stock pot until browned and crumbly. Drain grease.
  • 2Add the water, undrained tomatoes, onion, celery, bell pepper, carrot, salt, Worcestershire, black pepper and bay leaves to the cooked sausage and mix well.
  • 3Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 1 hour.
  • 4Drain the kidney beans. Add beans, cabbage and macaroni to the soup mixture. Mix well, cover and simmer over low heat. Stir occasionally for about 30 minutes.
  • 5Discard bay leaves. Ladle into soup bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

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About Hearty Minestrone

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Healthy