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Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Copycat Recipe

This Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Copycat Recipe tastes just like the original – maybe even better! This favorite vegetarian soup is hearty, healthy, and ready in 30 minutes!

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How to Make Olive Garden Minestrone Soup - Tastes JUST like the original...maybe better!! #minestronesoup #olivegarden #easyhealthymeals

If we were friends going on a lunch date, we might go to Olive Garden. I would order soup, salad, and breadsticks because… this soup! The minestrone soup from Olive Garden is my favorite. So, naturally, I had to replicate it so I could enjoy it at home any time I want! This recipe is spot on, kids, and it’s ready in 30 minutes!!

Olive Garden Minestrone Soup - Tastes JUST like the original...maybe better!! #minestronesoup #olivegarden #easyhealthymeals

Isn’t it the best when something you loooove is actually healthy?

I’m still waiting for ooey gooey chocolate fudgy desserts to become healthy.

This soup in not only healthy, but it’s filling too, and super delicious! Even my meat loving husband and father enjoyed this vegetarian soup! That’s really saying something!

Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Copycat - Tastes JUST like the original...maybe better!! #minestronesoup #olivegarden #easyhealthymeals

There are so many veggies packed into this soup – it really is quite nutritious! If you see a veggie in the ingredients list that you dislike, go ahead and swap it out for something else. Or just leave it out altogether. Although my hubby ate this without complaint and he normally wouldn’t eat a lot of these veggies in their own. The combination of all the flavors together really is scrumptious!

Next time you’re wondering what to make for dinner, give this a try!! Who couldn’t use another quick, healthy, easy, DELICIOUS meal idea? Enjoy!

Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Copycat Recipe - Tastes JUST like the original...maybe better!! #minestronesoup #olivegarden #easyhealthymeals

Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Copycat Recipe

Serves 10-12
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
This Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Copycat Recipe tastes just like the original! This favorite vegetarian soup is hearty, healthy, and ready in 30 minutes!


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 Medium onion (chopped)
  • 6oz carrots (chopped)
  • 8oz green beans (cut in half)
  • 6oz kale (chopped)
  • 1 Medium zucchini (chopped)
  • 4oz pasta (can use any kind of small pasta)
  • 1 can white beans (drained)
  • 1 can red kidney beans (drained)
  • 28oz crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 heaped teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


Step 1
In a large pot heat 2 TBS oil. Add onion, carrots, kale, and green beans, zucchini, salt and pepper, garlic, onion powder, oregano, and basil and saute about 10 minutes or until veggies start to soften.
Step 2
Stir in pasta, beans, tomatoes, and vegetable stock and cook about 15-20 minutes or until pasta is cooked.

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17 Responses to “Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Copycat Recipe”

  1. This looks better than the real thing! Will have to try :)

  2. I’ve never had Olive Garden’s soup. But after seeing this, I don’t need to! Your version looks amazing!
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  3. I love all the veggies packed in this soup!
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  4. This is a dream come true!

  5. I absolutely love minestrone all year long.
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  6. I’ve never had Olive Garden’s soup (kind of partial to the salad and breadsticks), but I’d rather try your soup any day! Love the veggies here!

  7. Looks so good! It’s 90 degrees where I am, so we’re eating popsicles right now. Lol. But this soup makes me long for winter again. Almost ;-)
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  8. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Olive Garden’s minestrone soup, and I am so excited to try your recipe! It looks even better than Olive Garden’s, YUM! :)
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  9. If your husband was willing to eat the soup without complaint, there’s hope for my family! I think it looks and sounds amazing.
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  10. Fabulous! I would love a bowl right now!

  11. janelle says:

    This soup looks so darn good. Thank you for sharing these great recipes
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  12. Julia says:

    This looks so comforting and yummy! I need to try it out!

  13. This looks so yummy and comforting!
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  14. Jessica says:

    I made this a couple of weeks ago and it was delicious! Very similar to the Olive Garden version, thanks so much for sharing!(:


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