Katie’s Recipes

Easy Minestrone Soup

6 servings


15 minutes

active time

45 minutes

total time


1 tablespoon canola oil

1 small onion (finely diced)

2 ribs celery (sliced)

3 large carrots (peeled and finely chopped)

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 tablespoon minced garlic (2 large cloves)

1½ teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon dried parsley

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried basil

¼ teaspoon black pepper

⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

2 cups fresh spinach (roughly chopped)

4 cups low sodium chicken broth (use vegetable broth to make this vegetarian)

28 oz canned diced tomatoes (798 ml no salt added)

1 cup canned red kidney beans* (rinsed 8 oz)

1 cup canned white kidney beans* (rinsed 8 oz)

1 cups small uncooked pasta (I used medium shells)

Parmesan for serving


In a large pot cook and stir the oil, carrots, celery and onion over medium-high heat until the onion has softened, about 3-4 minutes.

Add the tomato paste, salt, garlic, parsley, oregano, basil, and pepper and cook 1 minute.

Add the broth, tomatoes, and beans. Cover and simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender.

Stir in pasta, cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until pasta reaches desired tenderness, stirring often.

Stir in spinach and serve with shredded Parmesan cheese as desired.


Serving Size

358 g


210 kcal

Total Fat

4 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Unsaturated Fat

3 g

Trans Fat

1 g




1033 mg

Total Carbohydrate

35 g

Dietary Fiber

7 g

Total Sugars

8 g


11 g

6 servings


15 minutes

active time

45 minutes

total time
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