Homemade Minestrone Soup

This classic Italian soup is made with fresh vegetables and whole grain pasta. Minestrone soup will nourish your body with healthy carbohydrates and proteins to feed your tired  muscles. As the cold wintry weather creeps in, enjoy a warm savory bowl of this hearty Minestrone soup after your next run.

Minestrone Soup, Running, Winter, Recovery

Hearty Minestrone Soup
Serves 6
A classic Italian soup made with fresh vegetables, pasta, and beans.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
  1. 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  2. 2 small-medium onions, diced
  3. 2-3 stalks of celery, diced
  4. 3 small carrots, diced
  5. 2 medium zucchini, chopped
  6. 2 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  7. 1 tsp dried oregano
  8. 1 tsp dried basil
  9. 2 cans of diced tomatoes
  10. 1 can of crushed tomatoes
  11. 6 cups chicken broth
  12. 1 can of kidney beans
  13. 1 Box of whole grain short noodles
  14. Kosher salt and pepper
  15. 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan (optional)
  1. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, celery and carrots. Saute for a 5 minutes or until the vegetables begin to soften. Add the garlic and stir around for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the zucchini, oregano, basil and salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add all the tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and then let simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir in the can of kidney beans and let simmer.
  4. In a separate pot, cook the short noodles to al dente.
  5. To serve: Ladle a scoop of pasta into a bowl, then top with 2-3 ladles of soup. If you desire, top with a bit of shredded Parmesan cheese and serve with soda crackers.
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 Minestrone Soup Recipe. Running, Recovery, Winter