One-Pot Vegan Minestrone Soup

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This vegetable soup embodies all that I imagine a good soup should be. It’s flavorful, hearty, and comforting. It doesn’t hurt a bit that this is a one-pot Vegan Minestrone Soup either.

vegan minestrone soup in bright blue bowl with bread

Minestrone is a flavorful Italian soup that is so versatile because there’s no set recipe.

Varieties of vegan minestrone soup are endless and include nearly any vegetable you want to add. It’s basically your entire garden in one meal!

We love this minestrone soup because it’s…

  • Flavorful
  • Hearty
  • Versatile
  • One-pot
  • Packed with veggies
  • Healthy
  • Delicious!
diced vegetables for vegan minestrone soup on a wooden cutting board.
I added onions, carrots, green beans, fire-roasted tomatoes, celery, and spinach to my minestrone.

Common vegetables and ingredients in easy vegan minestrone soup

  • beans (such as kidney beans, cannellini, etc)
  • pasta (elbow, spiral, any variety)
  • onions
  • garlic
  • celery
  • carrots
  • green beans
  • tomatoes
  • spinach
  • zucchini
  • cabbage
  • vegetable broth
  • Italian spices (such as basil and oregano)
  • …and anything else you think of

The recipe card at the bottom of the page has the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions.

beans and pasta in wooden bowls on counter top
I used white beans and whole-grain spiral pasta.

Tips for making minestrone soup

  • Minestrone soup is easily made gluten-free by adding rice pasta (or other gluten-free variety) or leaving the pasta out completely. Brown rice is a good substitute for pasta in this recipe.
  • One thing I love about soup is that it makes feeding a crowd easy and affordable. It’s so simple to double or even triple a recipe and freeze leftovers, so there will always be something in the freezer for a quick meal.
  • To me, soup is an all-year-round meal. I know many people prefer eating soups during the fall and winter, but that’s not the regiment at my house. On any given day of the year, you might find a soup of some variety simmering on the stovetop.

Some of our favorite soups

African sweet potato Stew in wooden bowl with rice in background

Homemade vegan minestrone soup is one of our favorites. One reason is that it’s a great meal to make when you need to clean out some of those vegetables in the refrigerator before they go bad.

Or, if you have frozen vegetables in the freezer as most of us do, it’s so easy to pull this one-pot meal together without much effort.

One-pot healthy meals

You caught that, right? One-pot. That means clean-up is a breeze too. In my book, that is always a good thing. It can even be made in a crockpot.

vegetables for soup in pot with wooden spoon on side
Minestrone is a one-pot meal that makes clean-up a breeze.

Some other one-pot meals that make cleaning up the dishes much less of a hassle are in this article, 15 Easy Vegan One-Pot Meals.  The list includes soups, chili, barbecue sandwiches, and even black bean burgers.

Add a little bit of crusty bread to this homemade minestrone soup, and you’ll have a hearty meal that will keep you full for hours.

That’s because the soup is loaded with fiber, as well as other phytonutrients and antioxidants that promote health and fight disease. The fiber fills you up and keeps you feeling satisfied until the next meal.

Vegan Minestrone

UPDATE: I now have a delicious Homemade Vegetable Bouillon Powder that is a wonderful addition to soups, beans, and so much more!

vegetable bouillon powder in a glass jar with lid on a white wooden table
Homemade Vegetable Bouillon Powder.

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Vegan Minestrone
4.37 from 11 votes

One-Pot Vegan Minestrone Soup

Author: EatPlant-Based.com
This vegetable soup embodies all that I imagine a good soup should be--flavorful, hearty, and comforting. And, it doesn't hurt a bit that this is a one-pot vegan minestrone soup.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients 

  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • 1.5 cups cooked cannellini beans or other bean of choice
  • 1 cup fresh green beans cut into 1"
  • 1.5 cups fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup whole grain pasta elbow, spiral, etc
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dry poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat 3 Tbsp veggie broth in a large stock pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add garlic, onion, celery, and carrots and allow to cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Toss in the green beans, cannellini (or another type of beans) and all other ingredients EXCEPT PASTA and spices, along with the veggie broth.
  • Bring soup to a strong simmer. Reduce the heat to medium and allow to cook for approximately 15 minutes. 
  • Stir in the pasta and cook for another 10-12 minutes.

CROCK POT INSTRUCTIONS

  • If making in a slow cooker or crockpot, simply add all ingredients and set the temperature to low. Allow to cook for 3-4 hours.
  • Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Video

Notes

Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.

Tips for making minestrone soup

  • Minestrone soup is easily made gluten-free by adding rice pasta (or other gluten-free variety) or leaving the pasta out completely. Brown rice is a good substitute for pasta in this recipe.
  • One thing I love about soup is that it makes feeding a crowd easy and affordable. It’s so simple to double or even triple a recipe and freeze leftovers, so there will always be something in the freezer for a quick meal.
  • To me, soup is an all-year-round meal. I know many people prefer eating soups during the fall and winter, but that’s not the regiment at my house. On any given day of the year, you might find a soup of some variety simmering on the stovetop.

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g

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