Olive Garden's Copycat Minestrone Soup

Patsy G


I found this recipe online and it is delicious,I think it's better than the soup served at Olive Garden! This is the recipe as it was written. After I made it,these are the changes I made :
I used vegetable bouillon cubes instead of the broth.
Orzo instead of shell pasta.
I added an additional 1/2 c of zucchini and 2-3 t. garlic at the end of cooking.

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1 tablespoons olive oil
1 c minced white onion (about 1 small onion)
1/2 c chopped zucchini
1/2 c frozen cut italian green beans
1/4 c minced celery
4 t. mince garlic
4 c vegetable broth swanson is good *note: do not use chicken broth!*)
2 (15 oz) can red kidney beans,drained
2 (15 oz) cans small white beans or great northern beans,drained
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1/2 c carrots,julienned or shredded
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 1/2 t. dried oregano
1 1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. ground black pepper
1/2 t. dried basil
1/4 t. dried thyme
3 c hot water
4 c fresh baby spinach leaves
1/2 c small shell pasta

How to Make Olive Garden's Copycat Minestrone Soup


  • 1Heat three tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot.
    Saute onion, celery, garlic, green beans, and zucchini in the oil for
    5 minutes or until onions begin to turn translucent.
    Add vegetable broth to pot, plus drained tomatoes, beans, carrot, hot
    water, and spices. Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
    Add spinach leaves and pasta and cook for an additional 20 minutes or
    until pasta is done.

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About Olive Garden's Copycat Minestrone Soup

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy