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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup



Servings: 8
Calories: 180 kcal

There are a whole lot of veggies in this soup! I usually double the amount of kidney beans for extra fiber and protein.



  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 6 cups reduced sodium chicken broth (fat free)
  • 1 cup cut green beans, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, tightly packed
  • 1 medium zucchini, quartered and sliced
  • 1 can (28oz) no salt added diced tomatoes, not drained
  • 1 can (15oz) no salt added kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 6 oz dry pasta (penne, rotini or medium shell)
  • fresh grated Parmesan cheese for topping (optional)


  1. In a stockpot or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; sauté for 2 minutes or until onions turn slightly translucent. Add celery and carrots; sauté for an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add broth, green beans, spinach, zucchini, tomatoes, kidney beans and Italian seasoning; stir. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 7 to 10 minutes. Add pasta and cook for an additional 9 to 12 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Top with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value 3*

*The Freestyle™ SmartPoints® values for these recipes were calculated by Inmyel and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the SmartPoints® registered trademark. Nutritional analysis is from

The Food Processor® Nutrition and Fitness Software by ESHA Research, Inc., version 11.3.285©, 2017.

Nutrition information and SmartPoints® values do not include any optional ingredients. Both should be considered approximate.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 450mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 6g
Protein 10g 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.