I don’t like Minestrone soup. Or at least I used to think I didn’t like it. Reality is I had only ever had it out of a can. First time I tried it homemade, I was hooked. It was full of veggies and flavor and didn’t even compare to the canned version. I’ve come to this conclusion- any kind of homemade soup is good! Stop buying cans – start making soup! Now – just do it ok?
One of the things I love about making soup is you always make a big batch so there are lots of leftovers. Most of the soups I make freeze well so that’s a double win.
This soup can be adjusted to anyone’s tastes – if you don’t like a particular veggie – leave it out. If you’re out of something – don’t worry about it. If you’ve got a lot of a certain veggie in the fridge you want to use, toss it in there. It’s pretty much one of those anything goes type of soups. I add ground beef so it’s a bit more filling. I also use potatoes instead of pasta – but a lot of people use pasta in theirs and I’m sure it’s equally delicious. I used garbanzo beans and pinto beans because it’s what I happened to have. You can really use anything, it’s just going to add heartiness to the soup.