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Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Recipe

This copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup recipe might look overwhelming from the ingredients list, but the prep is easy and the soup turns out delicious! Your family will love enjoying this favorite soup from the comfort of your own home, no matter what the occasion.

Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Recipe



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How to Make Minestrone Soup Olive Garden Inspired

Ingredients for Minestrone Soup Olive Garden inspired:

  • 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
  • 3 cup Hot Water
  • 4 cups fresh Spinach
  • 1 1/2 cup Shell Pasta
  • Seasonings for the Minestrone Soup: 
    • 1 tsp Oregano
    • 1 tsp Basil
    • 1/4 tsp Thyme
    • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
    • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
    • 1 Bay Leaf
    • Salt and Pepper to taste

minestrone soup olive garden ingredients

Start by heating olive oil over medium heat in a large stock pot. Saute your onion, celery, zucchini, and carrots until onions are clear. Then, add garlic, green beans and tomato paste and stir.

minestrone soup olive garden prep

Next, you will add the broth, red wine and hot water and stir well. Add tomatoes, beans, and spices. Bring your Olive Garden Minestrone Soup recipe to a boil, reducing the heat, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes.

Now, just remove the bay leaf. Add in your spinach and pasta and cook for an additional 30 minutes. The soup is now ready to serve and enjoy!

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Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Recipe

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Yummy and filling, this Minestrone Soup Olive Garden inspired recipe is just as good (if not better!) than Olive Garden's original recipe!
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
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
  • ½ cup Shredded Carrot
  • ½ cup dry Red Wine (optional)
  • 4 oz Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • ¼ tsp Thyme
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 3 cup Hot Water
  • 4 cups fresh Spinach
  • 1½ cup Shell Pasta
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Directions:
  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large stock pot.
  2. Saute onion, celery, zucchini, and carrots until onions are clear.
  3. Add garlic, green beans and tomato paste and stir.
  4. Add the broth, red wine and hot water and stir well.
  5. Add tomatoes, beans, and spices.
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  7. Remove bay leaf.
  8. Add spinach and pasta and cook for an additional 30 minutes.

 

If you love this copycat Olive Garden soup, also check out our Crockpot Tomato Soup and our fun Snowman Potato Soup recipes!

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Friday 18th of July 2014

[…] Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup […]

Liz Bates

Monday 9th of June 2014

I don't have a favorite from there.

amanda whitley

Monday 9th of June 2014

this is my favorite soup from olive garden!

Leela

Sunday 8th of June 2014

I don't have any favorite soups from there. I do love making minestrone though!

wendi watson

Saturday 7th of June 2014

this is by far one of my most favorite soups i am going to save this recipe and make it when the snow flys again! mmmm thank you