Best Darn Minestrone Soup Around

Best Darn Minestrone Soup Around

Ron H Letwinski 11

"This is a recipe for a Minestrone Soup that is very similar to Lelli's Minestrone soup here in Detroit. Make sure you use a large stock pot, because this recipe is big. SIMPLY AMAZING!"


2 h 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 587 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • Calories:
  • 587 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 40.6 g
  • 62%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.4g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 15.5 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 138 mg
  • 46%
  • Sodium:
  • 1591 mg
  • 64%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large stock pot over medium heat, stir and cook onions in butter until soft. Add broth, mixed vegetables, kidney beans, tomatoes, spinach, and tomato paste; simmer gently for 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, remove about half of the vegetables to a blender or food processor, reserving liquid in stock pot. Puree the vegetables until smooth and return them to stock pot.
  3. Stir in garlic powder, parsley, salt, pepper, basil, macaroni, 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, garbanzo beans, and heavy cream; cook for 1/2 hour, stirring frequently. Pour into bowls and sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese.
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  1. 72 Ratings


This is a fabulous, fabulous recipe!!! Ron's not kidding when he says to use a big pot and that it will feed an army--you need a BIG stockpot. It says 12 servings--but my ladle holds about a c...

I LOVED this soup!! I only had beef stock on hand and used that instead, and halved the recipe, and it still filled up my large dutch oven pot!! I tried this before adding the cream,(half and h...

I am a Detroiter and LOVE Lelli's minestrone soup!!! We go to Lelli's in Auburn Hills every year for mother's day and for other special occassions. We used to go to the one in Detroit, but tha...