Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup Recipe

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Minestrone Soup Recipe

This minestrone soup recipe leaves frond and romantic memories. I remember the first time I met my girlfriend, who is now my wife. We were both asked to be the go-to grillers at a function on a well know guest farm. She was a chef and I called myself a self-acclaimed chef.

Stellenbosch, the movie, well now, a series was shooting in South Africa and the actors lived in the guesthouse of my friends. My wife and I were asked to prepare them a meal and this minestrone soup recipe was a hit on the list. It was so good that I invited myself to the restaurant where she worked to have more of this minestrone soup.

I always tell people that we got married because of this minestrone soup recipe. She is fond of this story and I have told it over and over to everyone we meet. It is very different from the ways many people meet and I am very fond of this minestrone soup story.

I decided to share this minestrone soup recipe with the world to let everyone know that soup can make you fall in love, not just with the soup, with the person who prepared the soup. I invited you to tell us what you think of this minestrone soup recipe. You can also take a snapshot and tag us on Instagram @cookingcatdotcom

Thank you and happy minestrone soup love.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 6


Calories: 114
Carbs: 19g
Fat: 6g
Protein: 14g

Cooking Times

15 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 15 Minutes
30 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 30 Minutes
45 min
Total Time
0 Hours and 45 Minutes




  1. In a cooking pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onions and fry until soft and glossy. Add the garlic, celery, and carrot and cook until soft. Add the green beans, oregano, and basil. Salt and pepper to taste and cook for another 5 minutes
  2. Add the diced tomatoes from the can and add the chicken stock. Increase the heat to a simmer and simmer for about 10 minutes
  3. Add the pasta and kidney beans and cook until tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  4. Ladle into bowls and top with parmesan chees and the chopped basil. Serve and enjoy.

Current Rating


4.88 from 8


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Gabriel Lockston
Classic minestrone soup recipe. Tasted real good. 5.00

Hazel Simmins
I just love this minestrone soup recipe and the story. I read it over and over. I am in love with this soup already. ❤️❤️ 5.00

Barbara House
Mouthwatering minestrone soup recipe. 4.00

Nancy Sheffield
The most delicious minestrone soup I have tried since a visit to Italy. Well done. 5.00

Norma Wood
By far the best minestrone soup recipe I have tried. Thank you. 🙏 5.00

Denise Ross
This minestrone soup recipe is a winner. 5.00

Cassidy Newman
Beautiful story and even more is the tasty minestrone soup. Well done you won my heart over. 5.00

Sandra Mondieur
I love Italian soups and especially minestrone soup. This recipe is out of this world delicious. 5.00

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