Mighty Minestrone Soup | Excessive Protein

Ooohhhhh associates!  Prepare for the yummiest, comfy-est, happy-it-is-soup-season soup! Mighty Minestrone Soup delivers the well being that we would like – with the flavour our style buds demand. PLUS it’s excessive in protein and chock stuffed with scrumptious veggies!  So, in case you are about to run a marathon – GREAT! That is for YOU! And in case you are like most of us, we’ll simply be sitting across the hearth, having fun with each scrumptious chunk!

Mighty Minestrone Soup bowl with box of Mighty Pasta

Conventional Italian minestrone soup is a hearty soup combining of a tomato broth base, seasonal greens and a few beans (kidney, white beans ,and many others). Since we have been attempting to make this greater in protein, we determined to make use of chickpeas, that are a particular go-to for “protein” AND our new Mighty Pasta Ruffles, which have 57% extra protein that common pasta! Double whammy!

Mighty Minestrone Soup ingredients in bowls alongside Mighty Pasta box

The great factor about any minestrone recipe is that it’s versatile.  So be happy use no matter greens are in season and readily available!  I had a bag of kale leftover from a salad earlier within the week, plus I can’t appear to get sufficient of the squash and zucchini combo. Plus we added some depth and punch with the Parmesan rind and basil pesto.

Mighty Minestrone Soup overhead shot with fresh Parmesan cheese on board

What greens can I take advantage of in my minestrone soup?

  • Scour the fridge and discover any leftover veggies!
  • Potatoes, candy potatoes, inexperienced beans, peas are additionally nice choices
  • As a substitute of kale, substitute recent spinach, collard greens, or cabbage

Small bowl of Mighty Minestrone Soup with Loaf of Bread

Why is that this the most effective minestrone soup?

  • Larger in protein than the common soups
  • The Parmesan rind and basil pesto add layers of taste
  • Straightforward to make and may be frozen for later!
  • Inexpensive elements, most in your pantry already
  • Feeds your complete household (4-6 completely satisfied individuals)
  • Leftovers make for a fantastic lunch, and like most soups…might style even higher!

Close up shot of Mighty Minestrone Soup on spoon

Can this minestrone be made vegan?

  • YES! Our pasta is plant based mostly so no issues there
  • YES! Simply use vegetable broth
  • YES! Skip the Parmesan rind and basil pesto!  And as an alternative, add recent chopped basil and garnish together with your favourite vegan shredded cheese!

Mighty Minestrone bowl topped with basil pesto and fresh Parmesan cheese with torn bread pieces in background

This fabulous soup may be loved as quickly because the kale is wilted and seasonings are adjusted. Garnish every bowl with some grated Parmesan and recent chopped parsley.  And supply some recent crusty bread alongside for dunking….simply because.  Our Mighty Pasta provides some great style and texture and all the additional goodness of excessive protein and likewise excessive fiber! We will’t wait to listen to the way you prefer it!  Get pleasure from this wholesome soup!

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1 medium onion, diced

3 celery stalks, chopped

3 medium carrots, diced

1 medium zucchini, diced

1 medium yellow squash, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tablespoons olive oil

2 Tablespoons butter

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 (15 oz) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed

2 (14.5 oz) cans hearth roasted tomatoes

8 cups vegetable or hen broth

1-piece Parmesan rind (approx. 2×3)

8 oz. field of Mighty Pasta (or another brief form like penne, rotini, or orzo)

½ lemon, squeezed and juiced

3 cups recent kale, chopped, or child kale

2 T. basil pesto

Kosher salt and black pepper, to style

Parmesan cheese, grated for garnish

Parsley, chopped, for garnish


In a big inventory pot or Dutch oven, soften butter and olive oil over medium excessive warmth , and add the onions, and add 1 teaspoon kosher salt.  After onions soften, add carrots and celery, and sauté for one more 3 to five minutes.

Add the zucchini, squash, and garlic and cook dinner till softened, about 3-4 minutes.

Add the chickpeas, the broth, the tomatoes with their juices, and the Parmesan rind.

Stir to mix, carry to a boil, after which scale back and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the pasta and proceed to simmer for one more 9-10 minutes till pasta is al dente!

Take away the Parmesan rind, add the lemon juice, the recent kale, and likewise 2 T. of basil pesto.  Stir till totally mixed and kale begins to wilt.

Style and modify seasonings if wanted.

Serve instantly and garnish with further Parmesan and recent parsley. Get pleasure from!