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Easy January Minestrone Soup Recipe in 30 Minutes

Cooking Method , , ,
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 20 min Total Time: 30 mins
Servings 4
Calories 260
Best Season Winter

In the winter we always start our diet and there is nothing better than some comfort food to kick it off. That's when I always love a bowl of hot minestrone soup. There is just something about it that aids the heart and soul.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for frying
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2 medium chopped carrots
  • 2 medium Stock of celery, chopped
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 2 medium bay leaves
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (400 ml or 14 oz)
  • 1 can red kidney beans (400 ml or 14 oz)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 medium bundle of chopped asparagus
  • 1 cup shell noodles
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  1. Add the oil, onion, garlic, carrots, and celery to a large pot. Stir and saute until the garlic is fragrant and the veggies begin to tenderize. 

  2. Pour in the beef stock and bay leaves. Bring it to a boil.

  3. Add in the tomatoes, kidney beans, noodles, asparagus, salt, pepper, basil, and Italian seasoning. Stir, place a lid on, and allow to simmer until the noodles are tender. This should take about 10 to 12 minutes. 

  4. Ladle the soup into a bowl, serve, and enjoy your minestrone soup.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 240kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.2g7%
Saturated Fat 0.6g3%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 955mg40%
Potassium 385mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 39g13%
Dietary Fiber 14.2g57%
Sugars 6.7g
Protein 10g20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


Minestrone soup can contain any veggies you have on hand. Feel free to add your own. I usually add what I have left over from the Holidays. 

I don't like adding meat to the recipe, but you can if you wish.

The seasoning is optional as well. 

Keywords: Soup, Minestrone soup, Diet, Comfort Food
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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