Hearty Vegetable Minestrone: Cozy Comfort Food

Picture yourself on a crisp autumn evening, wrapped in a cozy blanket with a warm bowl of Hearty Vegetable Minestrone cradled in your hands. This delightful recipe is the embodiment of comfort, combining a rich blend of flavors and wholesome ingredients that truly nourish the soul. Whether it’s a family gathering, a rainy day, or simply a craving for something wholesome, this minestrone is the answer.


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 oz) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup small pasta
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, diced carrots, and sliced celery. Sauté until the vegetables are tender.
  2. Add the minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Stir in the diced zucchini and chopped yellow bell pepper. Cook for a few minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
  4. Pour in the diced tomatoes and cannellini beans. Stir in the vegetable broth, dried thyme, and dried oregano. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Bring the soup to a simmer and let it cook for about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Add the small pasta and continue to simmer until the pasta is cooked al dente.
  7. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  8. Serve the Hearty Vegetable Minestrone warm, garnished with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan and accompanied by crusty bread.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

A warm and comforting vegetable minestrone soup that’s perfect for chilly days. Packed with a variety of vegetables, beans, and pasta, this soup is both hearty and nutritious.

Nutrition information: Calories: 220 | Total Fat: 7g | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 8g

Imagine yourself savoring each spoonful of this delightful minestrone, the aroma of simmering vegetables filling the air. With every bite, you’re getting a taste of comfort, care, and a touch of nostalgia. This Hearty Vegetable Minestrone isn’t just a recipe; it’s a journey through flavors that warm your heart and soothe your soul. Share it with loved ones or savor it in solitude – either way, this cozy comfort food will always bring a smile to your face.

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