This Minestrone Soup was the subject of a recent video shoot we are doing on behalf of our partner, Savory Choice. It was so good on set, we had to share it. It took less than an hour to put together and less than 5 min for our crew to eat it up. Enjoy.


  • 1⁄2 pound ground beef (optional)
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 medium onion or one small leek, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 zucchini, quartered and sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 can cannellini beans, drained
  • 2 cups cooked macaroni pasta
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 6 packets Vegetable Broth Concentrate
  • 5 cups water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

In a large pot, brown the ground beef and drain the fat. Add onions, leeks, celery and garlic and stir until soft. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer 20 minutes. Sprinkle each bowl with Parmesan cheese to taste.

For richer flavor, try substituting 3 broth packets with Savory Choice Beef Broth Concentrate.

Serves 4.

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