Hearty Minestrone Soup Recipe

Serves 6 | Finish in 50 minutes

This easy Minestrone soup is a weeknight dinner hero! It’s packed with hearty vegetables like celery, carrots and onions, along with 3 types of beans, pasta and Litehouse® Freeze Dried Herbs for flavor. It’s kid-friendly, meal prep friendly and so delicious – what more could you ask for in a weeknight meal?


  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 2 tsp. Litehouse® Freeze Dried Garlic
  • 1 c. Thinly Sliced Celery
  • 1 c. Carrots, diced
  • 28 oz. Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • 6 c. Vegetable Broth
  • 1 tbsp. Litehouse® Freeze Dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp. Litehouse® Freeze Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp. Litehouse® Freeze Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Litehouse® Freeze Dried Thyme
  • 1⁄2 tsp. Salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 c. Dry Pasta
  • 15 oz. can Navy Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz. can Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 c. Lima Beans


  1. Heat a large soup pot over medium heat and add olive oil.
  2. Add onion and sauté for 5-7 minutes, stirring often, until softened. Add garlic and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes. Add celery and carrots and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, vegetable broth, red wine vinegar, parsley, basil, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir well and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes on low.
  5. Add pasta and beans and continue cooking for about 10-15 minutes, until the pasta is tender.

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