Six Bean Minestrone is a heart-warming compilation of ingredients that is comforting yet flavorful. Perfect for cold-weather to take the chill from one’s bones.
Six Bean Minestrone

Six Bean Minestrone
Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 30
  • 1/2 Cup Pinto beans, dried
  • 1/2 Cup Northern white beans, dried
  • 1/2 Cup Lima beans, dried
  • 1/2 Cup pink beans, dried
  • 1/2 Cup red beans, dried
  • 10 Cups water
  • 1/2 Cup Garbanzo beans, canned
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Cups celery, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup parsley, chopped
  • 4 Cups tomatoes, stewed
  • 2 Cups cabbage, shredded
  • 5 Cups zucchini, thinly sliced
  1. Soak all beans except garbanzos in 10 cups water as necessary. Change water before cooking beans.
  2. Cook beans 2 to 3 hours or until done. Add garbanzos and heat thoroughly.
  3. Saute onion, garlic, celery and parsley in a pan with vegetable stock. Add to cooked beans.
  4. Add tomatoes. Simmer covered for 45 minutes.
  5. Add cabbage and squash. Add enough water to equal 7 quarts of soup. Bring to a low boil then reduce heat to simmer.
  6. Cook until zucchini and cabbage are done.
Serves 30. Calories: 140 Fat: 0 gm 0% fat

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