Hearty Minestrone

Hearty Minestrone
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • ½ cup water, more if needed
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 1 zucchini, sliced and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup elbow macaroni
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese to taste
  1. Mix onion, garlic, and ground beef. Cook and stir until beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain excess grease.
  2. Transfer ground beef mixture to a stockpot. Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, and carrots. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until carrots are partially cooked (about 10 minutes). Add zucchini, basil, oregano, salt, and black pepper; and simmer until carrots are tender, (about 10 more minutes).
  3. Stir macaroni into soup; simmer until macaroni is cooked through but firm to the bite (about 10 minutes). Garnish with Parmesan cheese to serve.



  1. Blessie Nelson :

    Thank you for such a simple and easy recipe. I always order it when I go out and now I can make it at home!

  2. Sounds yummy…I’ll have to try it out.

  3. I need to try this out and freeze some leftovers. Looks yummy!!

  4. oh that looks yummy! Can you make this in the crockpot?

    • I actually made it in my Ninja cooker. :) If you are doing it slow cooker style, I would hold off on the noodles and zucchini till the very end.

  5. Oh, I love Minestrone and that looks amazing! I’m going to have to try it out!

  6. Looks like something my crew will enjoy, thanks for posting! Once fall officially hits we eat soup almost daily.

  7. Minestone is one of my husband’s favorite soups! I’ll have to make this recipe for him. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Ummm! This looks delicious! I have never made a homemade soup or stew, and this looks like the perfect way to start! My DH loves Minestrone, so this will be a great treat for him. Thanks for the recipe, I am adding it to my recipes right now!

  9. I love soup, all kinds. This will be added to my fall and winter soup list.

  10. My husband loves minestrone, and that one looks amazing! Will definitely have to try it, thanks!

  11. I’ve been craving Minestrone for a while now, thanks for the recipe!

  12. Yum, I love soup of all kinds.

  13. This is my kind of minnestrone – hearty! And I love zucchini in soup! We’re starting to have perfect weather for soups! And how wonderful it smells cooking! I love this recipe I want to make it – soon!

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