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Minestrone Soup in a pot

Minestrone Soup (Olive Garden Copycat)

Minestrone soup is so hearty it can stand on its own as the main dish! I fell in love with minestrone at the Olive Garden, so this is a pretty darn close attempt at copying the classic Italian soup. 
Course Soup
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword minestrone soup, minestrone soup recipe, olive garden minestrone soup, olive garden soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 152kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Preheat the pot with olive oil, add zucchini, carrots, celery and onions. Sautee for about 10 minutes, until vegetables soften.
    zucchini, onion, celery and carrots in a pot
  • To the pot, add canned diced tomatoes. Season with Italian seasoning and dry basil.
    Pot with veggies and chicken broth
  • Add vegetable broth, noodles, kidney and Great Northen beans. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Depending on the thickness of the soup, you can add 2 more cups of water to the mix.
    Pot with broth and pasta
  • Press garlic into the mixture and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
    Pot with minestrone soup
  • Serve while the minestrone soup is still warm.
    Minestrone Soup in a pot


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 599mg | Potassium: 594mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2436IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 3mg