Minestrone Soup in Minutes Recipe

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I found this recipe in a magazine years ago and adapted it to suit my family's taste. It tastes especially good accompanied by oven-fresh garlic bread.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Pinch sugar
  • 1/4 cup uncooked macaroni
  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup frozen green beans, thawed
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 108 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 589mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 6g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a 2-qt. saucepan, combine the first six ingredients; bring to a boil. Add macaroni; cover and cook for 10 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Stir in peas and beans. Cook for 3 minutes. Garnish with Parmesan cheese if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Minestrone in Minutes in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p101

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