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Easy Minestrone Soup is packed with vegetables and protein! Click here for recipe. #minestronesoup #easysoup #easydinner #healthydinner

Easy Minestrone Soup

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30-40
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Italian


Easy minestrone soup is simple to make and packed with veggies and protein. It’s a healthy, satisfying comfort food dinner!



  • 1/2 white onion
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 115 oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 115 oz can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 32 oz chicken or vegetable broth
  • 26 oz jar of marinara sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil, parmesan cheese


  1. Clean and prepare vegetables.
  2. Chop onion. (about 1 cup chopped onion)
  3. Cut celery lengthwise and then chop. (about 1 cup chopped celery)
  4. Cut carrots lengthwise and then chop. (about 1 cup chopped carrots)
  5. Cut zucchini in quarters lengthwise and then chop. (about 2 cups chopped zucchini)
  6. Mince garlic.
  7. Heat oil in large stock pot. When hot add onion, celery, carrots and garlic.
  8. Season with salt and pepper and cook for about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Add zucchini to pan and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  10. Add beans, broth, and marinara to pot and stir together.
  11. Bring to a boil, and lower heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally for about 15-20 minutes.
  12. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  13. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.


Nutrition facts don’t include toppings.

If you wanted to save some extra time, you could also buy the pre-packaged containers of mirepoix: onion, celery, carrot. Use 3 cups total.

Keywords: soup, minestrone soup, easy dinner