I just recently developed a love for minestrone soup. I’m not sure what took me so long, but I’ve finally come around. I think I may have had a bad experience with minestrone soup in my childhood… I have a faint memory of a dry minestrone soup mix in my mother’s cupboard, and I think it was not a pleasant meal. It is still unconfirmed, but that’s my suspicion.
Anyway, I found a couple of recipes on Pinterest for minestrone soup in the crockpot, and decided to try it out because it looked so good in all the pictures. I realized I wasn’t going to be able to make the easy version that I had originally found (it contained a packet of seasoning mix that was rather elusive at my local grocery stores), and in an effort to save money, I just decided to use what I had on hand. I also decided to make it last minute, so the crockpot was no longer an option and I had to adapt it for the stovetop.
So below is a stovetop version that I came up with from about 5 different recipes. Guess what? It was darn delicious.