Minestrone soup is an Italian staple that can be enjoyed in any home. The ingredients are all budget friendly and easy to find at your nearest grocery store. Minestrone is a thick, hearty soup that can be served in small portions as an appetizer to a large meal, but can also stand on its own as a meal. A variety of ingredients include small pasta noodles such as macaroni, kidney beans, pork, celery, tomatoes, cabbage, zucchini, and potatoes. Decide which ingredients you like best and feel free to add as many or as little as you please. Once you’ve combined each ingredient in the pot, minestrone soup can cook unattended. The longer it sits on a warm stove; its flavors will further develop, resulting in a soup that is rich in flavor.
Large batches of minestrone soup can be made ahead of time, and portions can be frozen. It can be easily thawed and reheated for a quick, delicious meal at home with little effort.
Try serving minestrone soup with a slice of fresh sourdough bread, or perhaps with crispy bread sticks. Minestrone soup can be garnished with fresh, grated Parmesan cheese which will add flavor and style to this classic Italian dish that will be a sensation in your home.