Minestrone with Beans and Spinach + 14 other Favourite Soups

My kids LOVE it when I make soup for dinner.

I like making soup because it’s an easy one pot meal. Soups usually include tons of great veggies and I can freeze the leftovers for another night.

This week I made a yummy Minestrone soup that I’m adding to my soup rotation.

{What you Need}

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 handfulls of fresh spinach
  • 1 large can (796ml) of diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups of vegetable stock
  • 2/3 cups of penne (or other noodle you’d like to use)
  • 1 can (540ml) of kidney beans, rinsed

Minestrone Soup recipe

{Make it}

1. In a large stock pot heat oil, add onions and carrots and cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes. Stir in handfulls of spinach and cook until it wilts.

2. Add the tomatoes and cook. Continue stirring.

3. Pour in stock and bring to a boil.

4. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking for about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

5. Stir in pasta and bring to a boil. Continue to cook until pasta is tender.

6. Stir in the beans and cook until heated through.

My entire family loved this soup! I loved how easy it was to make!

Looking for more soup recipes? Check out some of my favourites below.

Shepherd’s Pie Soup from Freda’s Voice

Leek and Potato soup from The Knit Wit

Paleo Zuppa Toscana from The Bewitchin’ Kitchen


Chicken soup with Dumplings from Creative Cynchronicity

Homemade Vegetable Soup by The DIY Dreamer


Traditional Wonton Recipe from This Westcoast Mommy

Creamy Broccoli Soup from One Heart, One Family

Homemade Miso Soup from Thinking Outside the Sandbox


Loaded Baked Potato Soup from Older Mommy Still Yummy

Chicken Taco Soup from Mom VS the Boys

Kid Friendly Mini Meatball Soup from Merry About Town

Easy Crockpot Potato Soup from Thrifty Mommas Tips

Chicken Fricot recipe from Answer the Tullyphone

Jamaican Pumpkin Beef Soup from Frugal Mom Eh!

I’d love to know, which soup will you make this week?


  1. If you haven t tried the Leek and Potato soup you need to give it a try its so creamy and delicious,thanks so much

  2. My slow cooker has been on the go more lately…..I think a good soup in needed, regardless of the heat!

  3. I haven’t decided which one I will make….but, I have to tell you, they look better than mine. I love homemade soups!

  4. So many great dishes here, I think I am going to make myself that Minestrone soup for tonight, love how easy a lot of these are and take no time at all to whip together!! thanks for sharing all these great recipes!!

  5. Thanks for the links to these wonderful soups,can you believe ive never made Potato soups,but Leek and Potato soup from The Knit Wit sounds delicious and i am going to try it maybe on the weekend if i get out to pick up the leek

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