Chock-full of fresh vegetables, this easy-to-make, yet oh so satisfying, minestrone soup is sure to hit the spot on a chilly day. This Minestrone Soup is thick, comforting, and packed full of vegetables! It’s so flavourful and easy to make, and is guaranteed to warm you up! This soup is full of Italian sausages, tomatoes, carrots, spinach, orzo and onion.
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Prepare the vegetables & setup: Rinse and dry all produces. Cut the onion in small dices. Thinly slice the carrots.
Preheat the oven to 400F for the ciabatta buns.
Cook the sausage & vegetables: In an oiled pan on medium heat, cook the Italian sausage (removed from the casing) carrots and onions for 10 – 15 minutes.
Note: Ensure the Italian sausages are cooked to at least 165F.
Add the minestrone soup: Add the minestrone soup mix, and water 2-3(2p), 4-6 (4p), 6-9 (6p) cups. Season with salt & pepper.
Bring the soup to a simmer on medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes.
*Use more or less water depending on how thick you would like the soup.
Finish the soup: Add the orzo and cook 7 minutes. Add the spinach, combine.
Gluten Friendly: Add the Gluten Free orzo 3 minutes before adding the spinach.
Heat the ciabatta buns & serve: When the soup has about 3 minutes left to simmer, place the ciabatta buns in the oven and heat for about 3 minutes. Place the soup in individual bowls. Serve with a warm ciabatta bun.
Dr. Herrington's Health Fact
Tomatoes are the greatest source of lycopene, a potent antioxidant that is important for mens prostate health and for heart health.
Cooking with Kids
Cooking for kids?
Cut the carrots and onion in smaller dices or shred them so it is easier for children to eat. You can also cut the spinach in small pieces before adding it to the soup.
Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help by with step 3 & 4:
- Add the minestrone soup mix
- Finish the soup
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Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free.