-In a large pot, sauté onion, celery, and carrot in butter until
-Add tomato juice, water, garbanzo beans, kidney beans,
dried peas, and lentils; bring to a boil.
-Simmer over low heat for 2 - 2 1/2 hours, until
everything is tender.
-Add remaining ingredients, except cheese and pepper;
simmer for 40 minutes.
-Season with pepper, add the macaroni, and simmer for 20
-Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Make It A Meal: Serve
with Garlic Rolls
like The Pasta House's®
just found your site and was surprised to see
this recipe as it is elsewhere on the web as the
Olive garden minestrone recipe, but it seems that
they forgot the tomatoes! I made the recipe
tonight and added 2 cans diced tomatoes, Italian
style, because I couldn't see making minestrone
w/o them. I also used canned beans and vegetable
broth and added thyme and left out the rice and
used more pasta. It turned out amazing, honestly
the best soup I have ever made! Anyway, I was
happy to see your version and just wanted to let
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