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heirloom minestrone soup

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Patricia Hanson
The Villages, FL

This is a wonderful soup recipe. I have been making this for 40 years and my family loves it. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese and piping hot crusty bread.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Using Italian sausage in a minestrone soup is a delicious twist in this recipe. It adds tons of flavor to the soup. Different veggies, like zucchini and carrots, not only add texture but add to the overall flavor. This minestrone is warm and comforting. Perfect for a cold day. Definitely try this simple soup recipe and make sure to have warm crusty bread on hand for dipping.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For heirloom minestrone soup

  • 1 lb
    sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    chopped onion
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 c
    sliced carrots
  • 1 tsp
    dried basil
  • 2
    zucchini, sliced
  • 1 can
    Italian tomatoes, chopped and undrained, 14.5 oz
  • 2 can
    beef broth, 14.5 oz each; plus additional broth handy if needed
  • 2 c
    cabbage, shredded
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 can
    great northern beans undrained
  • 2 c
    ditalini cooked pasta

How To Make heirloom minestrone soup

  • Browning Italian sausage.
    Remove Italian sausage from casing and brown in oil.
  • Cooking onion, carrots, garlic, and basil with sausage.
    Add onion, carrots, garlic, and basil; cook for 5 minutes.
  • Adding tomatoes, beef broth, cabbage, and spices.
    Add tomatoes with liquid, beef broth, cabbage, and spices. Cook 1 hour.
  • Pasta added to the soup.
    Add zucchini, beans, and cooked ditalini pasta. Cook about 10 minutes longer. I usually add more beef broth.