Minestrone Soup

I have yet another confession to make: I love soup and I probably eat it three to four times a week. Crazy, right? Well, to me, nothing beats soup and crackers for lunch. It’s filling yet doesn’t weigh me down and holds me over until dinner.

I’m not a picky eater by any means and that definitely holds true when it comes to soup. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever come across a soup that I didn’t enjoy.

This afternoon, I prepared a minestrone soup that made me do a little dance after my first taste. Yes, I was that excited. In fact, I was so excited that I wanted to post this as soon as I could…before I head to the kitchen and fix myself another serving for dinner.

Minestrone Soup


  • 1/4 cup red lentils
  • 1/4 cup green split peas
  • 1/4 cup barley
  • 1/3 cup beef bouillon powder
  • 2 tablespoons parsley flakes
  • 3 tablespoons onion flakes
  • 1/3 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/3 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • Diced tomatoes (28 ounce can)
  • 2-4 chopped potatoes
  • 1 cup alphabet noodles/macaroni


  1. Bring 8-10 cups water to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Add all of the ingredients into the boiling water.
  3. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for one hour.

Now, please excuse me while I go into the kitchen and grab myself another bowl with a side of crackers…

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  1. This looks delicious, Jen! I am also a soup lover and would happily eat a bowl everyday. I like that this version has a good amount of protein in it, which would fill me up until the next meal.

  2. Michelle: If you make this for your husband he will love it! It's one of my favorites!

    Maria: I can't believe it's snowing there! This will be perfect for a snowy day!

    Jenny: Thank you so much! I wish I had some for today's lunch!

    Maggy: Thank you! I absolutely love this soup!

    LilSis: The alphabet noodles change it up a bit and add a special touch. Plus, they're so playful!

    Cookin' Canuck: Thank you, Dara! This soup will definitely fill you up and you'll even have leftovers to eat the next day or freeze to enjoy later!

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