Minestrone Soup
minestrone soup

Minestrone soup is a hearty, satisfying soup to warm up with on a cold day.  This easy 30-minute recipe makes six servings, so make it for your family or freeze it and reheat it for a healthy and tasty lunch at work!

Our thirty-minute Minestrone soup is heart healthy, loaded with good veggies and tastes delicious- give it a try today!


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed or finely chopped
  • 1 28-oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 small (about 12 oz) bunch of Swiss Chard, stems removed and discarded, leaves corsely chopped (about 5 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into one-inch pieces
  • 1 small can white beans
  • 1 1/2 cups edamame, shelled
  • 4 cups water
  • 6 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste


In a 6 quart saucepan, heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat until oil begins to shimmer.  Stir in onion and garlic,   and cook for 4-5 minutes.  Add tomatoes and juices, and water.  Bring to a boil.  Stir in Swiss chard and green beans, and cook 6-8 minutes, or until beans are just tender.  Stir in white beans and edamame, cook for five minutes.  Stir in 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper.  Salt to taste.

If you are making ahead, allow the soup to cool completely before storing.  Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or frozen.

If you are serving immediately (or reheating), warm soup.  Once you are ready to serve, ladle into bowls and stir 1/2 teaspoon olive oil into each bowl; garnish each bowl with 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese.

Cost per serving: $3.38

To save money consider skipping the edamame, and check out this week’s ShopRite and Stop and Shop circulars, Shoprite has tomatoes and beans on sale, and olive oil, and Stop and Shop has green beans, onions, and spinach on sale!


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