Minestrone a'la Aunt TT

Minestrone a'la Aunt TT

For Christmas this year my family decided to make gifts for one another. My gift included all of the family soup recipes. I came across this minestrone soup recipe and though I’ve never really favored this soup, I thought I’d give it a try. I’m beyond glad that I did! It was rich, broth-y and filling. I loved it and you will too!

  • 4-6
  • 15 minutes
  • 30 minutes


  • 1 lb. of Italian bulk sausage
  • 2-3 stalks celery diced
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2-3 carrots sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 28oz can of italian diced tomatoes
  • 2 8oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbs parsley flakes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 cans beef broth
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper ———————
  • 2 small zucchini sliced
  • 2 cups finely shredded cabbage
  • 1 can great northern beans (or cannellini if you prefer)
  • 1 cup uncooked macaroni noodles
  • Parmesan cheese


Follow This Recipe

  1. Begin by browning and draining the Italian bulk sausage.
  2. Place browned sausage in a large stock pot with 3 cups of water on high heat.
  3. Boil for 8 minutes then add all of the ingredients above the dashed line.
  4. Reduce the pot to a simmer and cook for 1 hour (or as much as 6 hours).
  5. After the hour add the rest of the ingredients and the noodles.
  6. Simmer for 1/2 hour more or until macaroni is cooked.
  7. Serve with Parmesan cheese and a good bread.

ProTip This recipe makes a ton of soup and it’s a filling soup at that. Luckly its a soup that freezes very, very well. Put any extras in a tuperware in the freezer. When ready to reheat, put it in a stock pot and add a little water on med heat. It will defrost nicely and taste wonderful.

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