Tuscany Minestrone Lagulli

Janet Iagulli


One day when I was a little girl of 7 my grandmother from Palermo Italy stayed at our home for 3 mos. or so. Her "grandma" name was "Nanu." She would sing Italian songs from her home town which always warmed my heart and felt like it cleansed my soul. Everything in the world was so right! One day she woke me up around 8 am. and asked me if I would "help her cook dinner" that day. I was so excited to work beside her as she showed me how to make this dish. She hid the recipe for when I got older in a place she knew I'd find. She's gone, but her memories & recipe live on.

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The aroma from this minestrone while simmering is so good you're going to have a hard time not grabbing a spoon and eating it from the pot. All the flavors are fabulous and complement each other. Fresh rosemary is evident and adds an earthy flavor. The red pepper gives the soup a slight kick. This is a filling and delicious vegetarian dish. The Test Kitchen


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4-6 (1-1/2 cup svg.)
40 Min
1 Hr 15 Min
Stove Top


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2-3 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
4-5 clove
6 sprig(s)
celery leaves (chopped loosely)
1 medium
carrot, shredded
1/2 medium
onion (sliced thin)
32 oz
vegetable stock
1 can(s)
14 oz. diced tomatoes (fresh is good)
1 can(s)
14 oz. cannellini beans
1 Tbsp
rosemary, dried
1 tsp
basil, dried
1 tsp
dried red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp
garlic powder
16 oz
spinach leaves (frozen) or 6 c. baby spinach leaves
4 oz
small bow-tie pasta
Parmesean cheese (optional)
fresh ground pepper

How to Make Tuscany Minestrone Lagulli


  • 1Heat oil in a large skillet - med. high heat. Saute carrots, onions & garlic until soft (5-6 min. till tender).
  • 2Add stock, beans, tomatoes, rosemary fresh ground pepper & seasonings to skillet & bring to a boil.
  • 3Add pasta & cook 14-15 min. Stir in spinach & continue cooking (2-3 min.).
  • 4Remove from heat & serve (add shredded Parmesan cheese to taste).


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About Tuscany Minestrone Lagulli

Course/Dish: Other Soups, Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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