"He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it hath already committed breakfast in his heart."--C. S. Lewis

Minestrone Soup Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


Minestrone Soup image
A Hearty Winter Soup!


This recipe for Minestrone Soup, by , is from Love, Family, Cooking, and Traditions!, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Sharon Wlodarczyk


2 lbs. ground beef
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 can (28 ounces) whole or crushed tomatoes
1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans
1 can (12 ounces) whole kernel corn
2 stalks celery, sliced (about 1 cup)
2 small zucchini, sliced (about 2 cups)
1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni or cheese tortellini
3 cups water
cup red wine or water
2 teaspoons instant beef bouillon
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoons Italian seasoning or basil and oregano
* Italian sausage is also a nice addition along with the ground beef

Cook and stir ground beef, onion and garlic in Dutch oven until beef is light brown; drain. Stir in tomatoes (with liquid), kidney beans (with liquid), and remaining ingredients; break up tomatoes with fork.

Heat to a boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until macaroni and vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
* I prefer to cook the macaroni separately and add it when I serve the soup. Any pasta works in this recipe. Use your favorite!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I make this soup all winter long. I found it in the Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook Nana gave me for Christmas in 1982. It is a nice hearty meal on a cold day! It became one of Nana's favorite soups and she is the one who added the sausage to it for the first time. I have continued to add sausage myself because I like the added flavor and variety it gives to the recipe.




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 1,500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 1,500,000 in our family cookbooks!