Vegetarian Minestrone Soup Recipe

Vegetarian minestrone soup
Vegetarian minestrone soup. Acme Food Arts / Getty Images
    90 min
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This recipe for vegetarian and vegan minestrone soup is filled with healthy and low-fat vegetables, including tomato, carrots, celery, green beans and zucchini. It's basically your entire garden in a soup! Everything is slowly simmered for maximum flavor along with some fresh basil and garlic.

Vegetarian minestrone soup makes for a light and healthy lunch or dinner soup, just add a side salad and maybe a slice of garlic bread and you've got yourself a full meal. Because it contains no oil, this vegetarian minestrone soup recipe is very low in fat. You can leave out the macaroni in order to make it gluten-free, but then you're really just making a vegetable soup, instead of a minestrone. Nothing wrong with that, though!

With less than 100 calories per serving and just over 1 gram of naturally occurring fat, this vegetarian (and vegan!) minestrone is a great low-calorie and nearly fat-free soup. 

You may also want to try this Crockpot vegetarian minestrone soup recipe, or this gluten-free minestrone made with millet.

What You'll Need

  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 cup green beans, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups macaroni pasta

How to Make It