Minestrone soup with vegetables in a white bowl with grated cheese on top

Minestrone soup packed with vegetables

This delicious bowl of goodness is packed full of vegetables and flavour.
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  • 6
Nutrition per serve
  • Sodium 621mg
  • Fibre 9.5g
  • Carbohydrate Total: 37.3g
  • Fat (saturated) 1.8g
  • Fat Total: 4.2g
  • Protein 10.4g
  • Energy 1028Kj


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
½ cup mushrooms, chopped
½ cup sweet potato, chopped
½ cup green beans, chopped
Handful baby spinach, chopped
2 x 400g can chopped tomatoes (salt reduced)
1 x 400g can cannellini beans
1 cup macaroni (or fun shaped pasta)
500mL salt reduced vegetable stock
1L water
Pepper, to taste
30g Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan on medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery, carrot, mushrooms and sweet potato and saute fry for 5-10 minutes or until the vegetables have softened without colouring.
  2. Add the tomatoes, stock and water and bring to the boil. Add the macaroni, zucchini and green beans and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the pasta is al-dente.  Add the spinach and cannellini beans and cook until the water begins to simmer.
  3. Season with pepper and serve topped with grated Parmesan.

Dietitian Notes / Recipe Tips

This recipe is great to use up any leftover veggies at the end of the week. You can swap and change the veggies in this recipe for what is leftover in the fridge.  It’s also easy  to tailor to little tastebuds who might have their own favourite veggie combinations.

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Provider Acknowledgement

This recipe has had the amount of vegetable stock reduced and the water level increased.  Original recipe and image reproduced with permission from One Handed Cooks

Disclaimer: The above recipe meets Diabetes Queensland nutrient criteria. However, the opinions expressed in the above mentioned associated website do not necessarily reflect the views of Diabetes Queensland.

Please note the serving size listed is to be used as a guide only. Consider your own individual nutrient and carbohydrate requirements and adjust the serving size as needed. If you are unsure of your requirements consult an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) for individualised advice.


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