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hearty minestrone

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Barb Janisse
Camarillo, CA

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 rating)
yield 6 -8 in larger bowls
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For hearty minestrone

  • 1 lb
    italian sausage, mild
  • 6 c
  • 1 can
    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
  • 2
    bay leaves, dried
  • 1 can
    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

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