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Healthy Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

Delicious healthy Olive Garden Minestrone soup is full of wonderful satisfying flavors and textures.

If made without the cheese garnish this is a vegan minestrone.

We include both the stove top and the Instant Pot Minestrone soup method for your convenience.

Olive Garden Minestrone Soup is an experience worth bringing home. So we did. Here is our take on this famous Italian soup recipe.

Olive Graden Minestrone Soup
Delicious Olive Garden

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Healthy Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Recipe:

Home grown food and homemade recipes is the best way to ensure your family enjoys a healthy minestrone soup. And a healthy life.

Vegan Minestrone Ingredients
Ingredients for this vegetarian Minestrone soup
  • Olive oil
  • chopped celery
  • chopped carrots
  • chopped zucchini
  • chopped onion
  • garlic
  • kidney beans
  • Great Northern bean
  • diced tomatoes
  • tomato paste
  • Italian seasonings
  • salt
  • pepper
  • baby shell pasta
  • vegetable broth
  • Baby spinach

Garnishes:

For vegan minestrone soup omit the parmesan. Sprinkle your favorite garnish on top of the finished soup.

  • Chopped parsley
  • Parmesan cheese
Olive Garden Minestrone Soup In A Bowl With Parmesan And Parsley

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Olive Graden Minestrone Soup
Yield: 10 servings

Healthy Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Delicious healthy Olive Garden Minestrone soup is full of wonderful satisfying flavors and textures. If made without the cheese garnish this is a vegan minestrone. We have both the stove top and Instant Pot method for your convenience.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup celery-chopped
  • 1/2 Cup carrots-chopped
  • 1 zucchini-chopped
  • 1 onion-diced
  • 1 Tablespoons garlic-minced
  • 14 oz. Can diced tomatoes
  • 4 Cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 Cup tomato paste (6 oz. can)
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasonings
  • 1/2 Cup green beans- fresh or frozen
  • 1 14 oz. Can Great Northern Small white beans
  • 14 oz. Can kidney beans
  • 1/2 Cup small shell pasta (USE firmer pasta for instant pot)*
  • 2 Cups Baby spinach
  • 1/2 Tsp. salt
  • 1/2 Tsp. pepper

Garnishes:

  • Parmesan cheese-omit for vegans
  • chopped curly Italian parsley

Instructions

Stove Top Method:

  1. Set a large pot on the stove on medium heat.
  2. Pour in the olive oil.
  3. Add the chopped onion, celery, carrots, zucchini into the hot oil.SautÉ Vegetables In Large Pot
  4. Sauté until vegetables are soft. (5 to 10 minutes)
  5. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds longer.
  6. Add the diced tomatoes.Adding Pantry Items Minestrone Soup
  7. Pour in vegetable broth and tomato pastePour In Vegetable Broth
  8. Add the frozen or fresh green beans.Adding Green Beans To Minestrone Soup
  9. Add the kidney and great northern beans.Add Kidney And Great Northern Beans To Pot.
  10. Sprinkle seasonings over the top.Add Spices
  11. Add pasta to the Soup.Assembled Soup
  12. Stir and cover.
  13. Cook on medium heat 15 minutes.
  14. Remove lid and pour in spinach.Spinach In Minestrone Soup
  15. Stir in the baby spinachStirring Minestrone Soup
  16. Serve.Cooked Minestrone Soup
  17. Garnish with parmesan and parsley.Garnishing Olive Garden Minestrone Soup


Instant Pot Minestrone Soup Method:


NOTE: For this method use a firmer pasta than called for in the stovetop method to ensure a tender but firm pasta. OR cook the pasta separately to ensure it comes out perfectly.

  1. Set the instant pot to Sauté.
  2. Add the oil and let it heat to medium.
  3. Add the chopped onions, carrots, celery and zucchini.
  4. Sauté until the vegetables are soft. (5 minutes)
  5. Add garlic and stir.
  6. Add the broth, tomato paste and diced tomatoes.
  7. Add in the fresh green beans and stir.
  8. Add the kidney and small white beans.
  9. Add pasta and stir. (See Notes)
  10. Lock the lid and seal.
  11. Set the instant pot to manual for 5 minutes.
  12. Quick release.
  13. Open the pot and stir in the spinach.
  14. Serve in bowls with garnish as desired.

Notes

This soup is vegan without the parmesan garnishing.

Note the video below is our stovetop method.

If you are using the instant pot method use a firmer noodle for best results. OR cook your pasta separately and stir it in with the spinach.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 180Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 1mgSodium 544mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 7gSugar 7gProtein 9g

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Delicious healthy Olive Garden Minestrone soup is full of wonderful satisfying flavors and textures. If made without the cheese garnish this is a vegan minestrone.
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Delicious healthy Olive Garden Minestrone soup is full of wonderful satisfying flavors and textures. If made without the cheese garnish this is a vegan minestrone.

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