Fat Granny's Minestrone Soup

Fat Granny's Minestrone Soup


"Fresh vegetables, beans, and pasta are simmered in a seasoned tomato broth. Serve with garlic cheese bread and a fresh tossed green salad."
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1 h 10 m servings 398 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 398 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 23.7 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.9g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 1525 mg
  • 61%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Combine Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, celery seed, parsley, thyme, basil, oregano, salt, black pepper, and bay leaf in a small bowl.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.
  3. Heat olive oil and butter together in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; cook and stir carrot, celery, and onion until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, zucchini, and Italian seasoning mixture; stir to combine.
  4. Stir tomatoes and their juice, tomato sauce, three bean salad, green beans, and chicken stock into seasoned vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors are blended, about 30 minutes. Stir in elbow macaroni before serving.


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This was dinner tonight. I made a couple small changes only because it's the day before Grocery Day and I wanted to use what I had on hand. Instead of celery seed (which I did not have), I used ...

That is a terrible name for this soup. The soup is very good though.

I was apprehensive that this soup would be over-seasoned, but made exactly as written it was exceptional,,, one of the best soups I've ever tasted, period. Next time, I might add the zucchini a ...

I loved it! Great flavor and very hearty. Thank you. I omitted the squash and used only frozen green beans and it worked great. Next time I will add more carrots, canned green beans and double t...

Very nice! Made it just per the recipe. Was so delicious. My husband & I ate it for a week. No salad, but did do the garlic cheese bread. Hmmmm wonderful fall meal & lasted a full week for ...

Fantastic recipe! A must try! I didn't change a single thing, and wouldn't - it is THAT GOOD as-is.

Pretty good. I always leave pasta separate so it doesn't get mushy but other than than I followed the recipe exactly. We liked it but found it slightly sweet. Really don't know why.

Delicious soup. I didn't change a thing. Even served it with garlic bread and a simple salad. Not sure why some reviewers said the name is 'terrible'. Minestrone means 'to serve'. Thanks so m...

I have to say that I have never been a big minestrone fan..that being said I made this today and it is by far one of the best soups I have ever had. The seasonings are spot on and the veggie ch...

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