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4.84 from 6 votes

Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

Author Jen

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 diced medium Onion
  • 1 chopped small Zucchini
  • 14 oz Italian Style Green Beans
  • 1 diced stalk Celery
  • 4 tsp minced Garlic
  • 4 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 30 ounce drained Red Kidney Beans
  • 30 ounce drained Great Northern Beans
  • 14 ounce can Diced Tomatoes with juice
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Carrot
  • 1/2 cup dry Red Wine optional
  • 4 oz Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • 1/4 tsp Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 3 cup Hot Water
  • 4 cups fresh Spinach
  • 1 1/2 cup Shell Pasta
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large stock pot.
  • Saute onion, celery, zucchini, and carrots until onions are clear.
  • Add garlic, green beans and tomato paste and stir.
  • Add the broth, red wine and hot water and stir well.
  • Add tomatoes, beans, and spices.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Remove bay leaf.
  • Add spinach and pasta and cook for an additional 30 minutes.