Crowd-Size Minestrone

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

"This is a great minestrone. The first time that I made it was so that I could use up some cabbage. My family loved it and so now I improvise and add pasta or whatever else I have that sounds good at the time. This came from Betty Crocker Creative Recipes # 133."

Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (441.6 g)
  • Calories 99.2
  • Total Fat - 2.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 671.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 17 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.8 g
  • Sugars - 9.1 g
  • Protein - 5.1 g
  • Calcium - 100.7 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 56.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Heat oil in 8-quart Dutch oven over medium heat.

Step 2

Cook garlic and onion in oil about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender.

Step 3

Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1 hour.

Step 4

Serve with cheese.

Step 5

To Refrigerate: Refrigerate tightly covered no longer than 48 hours.

Step 6

To Reheat From Refrigerator: Cover and heat soup to boiling in 8-quart Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



So easy to make and so delicious and I think I will end up with more than 10 serves. I made it vegetarian by using vegetable stock and did sub leek for the onion and soaked some dried white beans over night and after an hour of cooking was ready to serve with some crunchy bread for a very satisfying lunch, thank you lazyme made for Pick Me tag game under the 48 hour rule. UPDATE - definitely more than 10 serves for after 2 helpings I filled up 8 two cup containers for the freezer, thanks lazyme for the delicious freezer stash.

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(11 Jun 2018)