Easy Minestrone

Make this homemade vegetable soup recipe in less than 30 minutes. Marinara sauce from a jar gives the soup the flavor and body that usually comes with slow simmering.

Easy Minestrone
Servings: 6 Cook 13 mins


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 can (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) marinara sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 ribs celery, sliced
  • 1 box (10 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup ditalini pasta
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Basil

Make It

1. In a large nonstick pot, cook onion and garlic in olive oil for 3 minutes over medium-high heat. Add chicken broth, marinara sauce, kidney beans, celery and friozen mixed vegetables.

2. Bring to a boil and add ditalini pasta. Cook, covered, with lid slightly ajar, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve immediately with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired. Garnish with basil.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 311, Fat, total (g): 12, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 42, fiber (g): 11, pro. (g): 11, sodium (mg): 1092, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.