Truth be told, the only time I’d ever tried minestrone soup was from a can. It was so gross that I never had any interest in having it again. It’s soup week at school and low and behold, Minestrone is on the menu. I now have a very different opinion! It was absolutely phenomenal!
- Heat a dutch oven or pot over medium heat and add the butter. Once melted, sauté the vegetables until tender before adding the garlic. Continue to cook until fragrant; about 2 minutes.
- Add the beans, tomatoes, meatballs, herbs and seasoning to the pot. Pour in the broth and tomato paste, then bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover, simmering and stirring occasionally for an hour and half.
- Taste and season accordingly before adding the pasta and cooking until heated through.
- Garnish with parmesan and enjoy!
Looking for a side dish? Try one of theses!