MINESTRONE: Healthy and Hearty Italian Soup!

Minestrone soup is an Italian classic!

This version is made with celery, chicken stock, pancetta, potato, zucchini, carrots, and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. It is a thick soup and super healthy. Perfect to warm up in the winter!



Healthy and Hearty Italian Soup!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Italian Soups
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 people


  • 3 oz Pancetta Chopped
  • 1 Yellow Onion Sliced
  • 1 Shallot Finely Chopped
  • 2 Tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbls Butter
  • 2 Celery Stalks Cut into Chunks
  • 2 Zuccini Diced
  • 3 cups White Potatoes Diced
  • 6 Fresh Basil Leaves Shredded
  • 1/4 cup Flat Leaf Italian Parsley
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 5 cups Chicken or Vegetable Broth
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Grated Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese


  • In a large pot, sautee the pancetta, onions, shallot and garlic in the olive oil and butter until the pancetta is slightly crisp.
  • Stir in the celery, carrots, zucchini, potatoes, basil and parsley.
  • Season with salt and pepper and cook covered for about 10 to 15 minute stirring on occasion.
  • Add the broth and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Transfer soup to a bowl and top with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
Keyword minestrone, soups
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