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Made-from-Scratch Minestrone Soup

Made-from-Scratch Minestrone Soup

Bring home a piece of Italy with this made-from-scratch minestrone soup. Its bold flavors are made even richer with a cup of red wine — what can get more Italian than that?




  1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Cook, stirring until the vegetables begin to soften, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the wine, scraping up any bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil to reduce the liquid. Add the thyme and bay leaves to the pot and stir well.
  4. Add the beans, tomatoes, broth, salt, and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Add the spinach and zucchini and simmer for 5 minutes, until the vegetables soften.
  6. Stir in the cooked pasta. Remove the bay leaves.
  7. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Keywords: minestrone, soup, minestrone soup