No-Noodle Winter Minestrone

No-Noodle Winter Minestrone

Keep the winter out and the warmth in with this delicious and nutritious No-noodle Winter Minestrone. Packed with protein and seasoned to perfection, this thick vegetable soup will warm your insides on a cold day.

No-Noodle Winter Minestrone Recipe

Makes 6-8 servings


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 small celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 2 leeks, thin slices
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 (28 oz) can diced organic tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp: basil, oregano, thyme & rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1-2 cups cooked white beans
  • sea salt & pepper to taste


  1. In a large soup pot over medium heat, saute onions, with a pinch of salt, in olive oil until translucent.
  2. Add celery and leeks and saute until slightly browned.
  3. Add garlic and saute another two minutes.
  4. Pour in chicken stock and bring to a boil, scraping up all of the lovely browned bits with a wooden spoon.
  5. Stir in tomatoes, dried herbs, bay leaf and red pepper flakes.
  6. Add a good pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper.
  7. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for at least 20 minutes, a couple of hours is even better.
  8. Ten minutes before serving, stir in white beans.

No-Noodle Winter Minestrone

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary. Learn More