Minestrone Soup

Bacon, celery, zucchini, garlic, and tomatoes come together in this classic soup recipe. Super easy and delicious, this is sure to make your go-to comfort food list.

Yield: serves 6 to 8


  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 2 (10 3/4-oz.) cans bean and bacon soup
  • 2 (14 1/2-oz.) cans beef broth
  • 2 (14 1/2-oz.) cans stewed tomatoes, chopped and juice reserved
  • 2 cups zuchini, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked


  1. In a large stockpot, brown bacon, onion, celery and garlic; drain drippings. Add basil, salt, water, soup, broth, tomatoes and juice, zucchini, cabbage and macaroni. Boil until macaroni is tender.
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