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Easy One Pot Minestrone Soup Recipe

It seems like winter has FINALLY decided to make it’s appearance in Colorado. It’s been an insanely dry season so far, with only a few dustings. Thankfully today, we got dumped on with about 7 inches of fresh fluffy snow. A cozy snow day like this calls for hot comfort food, and this minestrone soup was just the ticket to satisfy that craving. There’s honestly nothing better than curling up with a delicious bowl of this soup while the flakes fall outside the window.

This is the ultimate snow day soup. It’s packed with fiber and protein from veggies and whole wheat pasta, is crazy filling, and stupid yummy.

minestrone soup

On top of that, it’s ridiculously easy to make, and only uses one pot (YES). If you’re like us, anything that keeps the dishes to a minimum is a plus. Some recipes call for the pasta to be boiled separately, but we found if you just bring the liquids to a boil in stages, you can cook the pasta at the end, and keep it from getting mushy.

Because nobody like mushy pasta.

Another benefit to this minestrone soup recipe is that it makes a TON, so it’s perfect for meal prep. One pot of this will last you all week. Minestrone soup for lunch or dinner is a light, yet filling meal that’ll keep you going with zero midday crash.

(Not going to lie, Ben actually eats this for breakfast too!)

This is yet another super simple recipe that’s easy to customize. We’ve listed the combo that we love, but you can basically add or take out any veggies that you’d like. It’s crazy flavorful and needs no added salt.

Needless to say, we’re completely addicted. This is the epitome of an easy plant based meal that’s not only delicious, but leaves you feeling satisfied, and GOOD about what you just ate.

minestrone soup

Plus, no snow days are needed to whip up a batch of this. It’s perfect for any time of the year!

So go ahead and get a solid serving of veggies and YUM, all in one.

One Pot Minestrone Soup

Ingredients

6 Cups Low Sodium Vegetable Broth

24 Oz. Can Crushed Tomatoes

1 Can White Beans

1 Can Kidney Beans

2 Zucchini (diced)

1 Cup Peas

1 Cup Corn

1 Small Onion (diced)

3 Cloves Garlic (diced)

1 tsp. Garlic Powder

1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

2 tsp. Italian Seasoning

1/2 Package Whole Wheat Pasta

Instructions

1. In a large pot, sautee the onions and garlic in olive oil until the onions become translucent.

2. Add the vegetable broth, and bring to a boil.

3. Pour in crushed tomatoes, white beans, kidney beans, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning,Β  and bring to a boil again.

4. Add in zucchini and pasta, and let simmer for 12-15 minutes (until pasta is al dente).

5. Add peas and corn, and cook an additional 1-2 minutes.

6. Enjoy!

48 Comments

  • jordan @ dancing for donuts

    January 22, 2018 at 3:11 am

    i swear you guys read my mind – i’ve been DYING to make soup since it’s been chilly in LA, too!! minestrone is one of my favorites and i love that your version is packed with all the veggies and protein! and anything that only dirties one dish is a MAJOR win in my book. thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 23, 2018 at 2:29 am

      It’s like a big delicious veggie BOMB! And soup is the best when it’s cold out. Ben is always saying I ‘use every dish in the house’ when I cook haha, so I know he appreciates when I make this!

  • Elise

    January 22, 2018 at 7:20 am

    This looks so delicious! I’m so excited to try this out when I get home!
    Elise | http://www.elisebythepiece.com

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 23, 2018 at 2:29 am

      Yay! We hope you love it!

  • Kassy

    January 22, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Hello winter! It certainly sounds like a delicious recipe to have in the cooler weather and looks so good! πŸ˜€

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 23, 2018 at 2:29 am

      It really is the perfect winter food! So much yum!

  • April Nunez

    January 22, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Wow! Looks so yummy. hihi Thanks for sharing it.

    April of: https://thepromdichic.wordpress.com/
    IG: @Aprilnunezzz

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 23, 2018 at 2:30 am

      Thank April!

  • All That I’m Eating

    January 22, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    I love minestrone soup, I’ve never added kidney beans to mine before though, I’ll have to give that a try!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 23, 2018 at 2:30 am

      Ohhhh you have to add the beans! The kidney beans give it so much oomph!

  • Gemma

    January 22, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. It looks wonderful and I’m going to try it too.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 23, 2018 at 2:30 am

      Woo hoo! We hope you love it Gemma!

  • Rosanna

    January 22, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Yum, this sounds and looks great! Thanks for the recipe!!
    Have a lovely day πŸ™‚
    Rosanna x

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 23, 2018 at 2:30 am

      Thanks Rosanna! You too!

  • Ankita Bardhan

    January 22, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    My mom is going to love this! Everyone hates how much junk I eat in the name of winter comfort food lol! Finally a pasta dish that is wholesome and most importantly, healthy! Guess gonna have a lot of till the winters are gone haha πŸ˜€
    Hope you had an amazing weekend!
    xx
    Ankita
    http://realgirltalks.com/

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 23, 2018 at 2:31 am

      Ah hahaha we feel ya! This is the perfect compromise because it’s comfort food and still healthy. You’re going to love it!

  • Carly

    January 22, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    That looks so yummy! I’m going to make this soup one night this week for dinner. Thanks for the recipe!

    Have a wonderful week!
    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 23, 2018 at 2:31 am

      Yay! We hope you and the family love it!

  • Lauren

    January 22, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Book marking this recipe and making it on the next cold day!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 23, 2018 at 2:31 am

      YES! A little more southern snow in the forecast?! πŸ™‚

  • Amanda Carmela

    January 23, 2018 at 4:41 am

    This looks delicious! My mom just made a big pot of vegetable soup- I should have her write down the recipe- there is nothing more comforting than a cup of warm, nourishing soup during the cold winter months πŸ™‚
    Amanda Carmela
    http://www.piperandhazel.com/

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 24, 2018 at 3:03 am

      Thanks Amanda! And mom’s recipes are ALWAYS the best! Even when we duplicate them to a t, it’s never quite the same haha. But you’re so right! It really is the best feeling!

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    January 23, 2018 at 6:24 am

    This looks so perfect! I love that you used low-sodium broth. They can get SO unnecessarily salty.

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 24, 2018 at 3:04 am

      Right?! It’s crazy how much they put in there. We added NO extra salt to this because we knew there was plenty in the canned items and broth!

  • Sophie Atieno

    January 23, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. Would be nice to try it out sometime especially because it’s new to me.
    http://sophieatieno.com

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 24, 2018 at 3:04 am

      Yes! We hope you love it! It’s so easy!

  • Gabrielle

    January 23, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Ooh, this really does sound tasty! I very rarely have soup and so this has served as the perfect form of healthy inspiration – I’d forgotten how ‘feel good’ soups can be, especially when it’s cold outside πŸ™‚ I love how you mentioned that the recipe can be tweaked here and there. Have wonderful week!

    aglassofice.com
    x

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 24, 2018 at 3:05 am

      Right?! I think soup gets lost in the food shuffle, it’s so underrated! This one is perfect for feel good in all ways!

  • Courtney Hardy

    January 23, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    That soup looks really good!
    https://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 24, 2018 at 3:05 am

      Thanks Courtney!

  • Irina

    January 23, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    This looks so easy and delish!

    irinathayer.com

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 24, 2018 at 3:05 am

      Thanks Irina! It’s both!

  • Heather Rowland

    January 23, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    I was in desperate need of this post – soup is one of my favourite things in the winter months and I’m always looking for new recipes to try. I’ll definitely give this a go at the weekend!

    Heather xoxo
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 24, 2018 at 3:06 am

      Woo hoo! Hope you love it lady, we think it’ll be a hit!

  • Kelli

    January 23, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    OMG this looks so good!! It looks healthy too!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 24, 2018 at 3:06 am

      Thanks Kelli! It’s BOTH! Woo hoo!

  • Deborah Brooks

    January 23, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Minestrone is my go to soup as well. I usually cook my pasta separately but I will have to try it your way. Healthy and delicious! Now I want a big bowl

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 24, 2018 at 3:08 am

      It’s just so easy! And now we want another one too!

  • jane

    January 24, 2018 at 2:47 am

    I love minestrone soup and this one looks yummy with those veggies.
    Great share Susan.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 24, 2018 at 3:08 am

      Thanks Jane! It sure it!

  • Rachel

    January 24, 2018 at 3:07 am

    This looks delicious! Also, one-pot meals are my jam. Anything that requires more than one pot usually just does not happen on a weekday, unless I’m feeling super creative. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

      Ah haha amen lady! There’s nothing worse than ten million dishes on a week night!

  • Amy

    January 24, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    That looks amazing and sounds really fun to make too. I really need to learn how to make more things, I have the same meals each week because they’re the only things I can do. I’ll definitely try this when I get a chance to!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 25, 2018 at 2:13 am

      We’ve definitely fallen into that routine! It’s always so nice to find something easy that spices it up. You’ll love this, especially because it’s so easy!

  • Emily

    January 24, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Ohhh yes, I love a good minestrone soup! It’s one of my favorites and my grandma always makes it best with fresh vegetables from her garden. This one definitely looks appetizing!

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 25, 2018 at 2:13 am

      Isn’t it the best though?? So satisfying. It’s delicious!

  • the adventurer

    January 28, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Yum this sounds so good and I love the amount of veggies in the recipe =o)

    https://dreamofadventures.com/

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 29, 2018 at 2:15 am

      It’s delicious! And there are SO MANY VEGGIES!

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