How to Make Vegetarian Minestrone Soup Recipe | Hilah Cooking

Hey there! I am Hilah and today on Hilah Cooking we are
making minestrone soup. There is a lot of different ways to do it. I am going to show you the way I like to make
it, but any way you cut it, it’s got a lot of vegetables, it’s got pasta, it’s got
beans, so it’s really, really healthy, and really filling, and it’s gonna be great
for all of your cool weather meal needs, so let’s do it! [MUSIC] [Minestrone Soup Recipe] First things first, we are going to sauté
our vegetables. I am using onion, celery, carrots, and green
beans. A lot of recipes use zucchini or even cabbage,
or chard. I am going to add some spinach later for some
more green, but, so, you know, as long as you have onion, celery, carrots, anything
else, that is up to you, so you know, be free and prosper or something. Alright, and I am just trying to get a little
bit of color on the vegetables so I will have a deeper flavor to the finished soup. Once your onions have gotten soft and translucent
and are starting to get a little bit of brown flecks, I am going to add the garlic. Now you don’t want to add the garlic with
the onions at the beginning because it could burn. It is a little more fragile, some chopped
tomatoes, you could use a can of tomatoes if you don’t want to use fresh ones, and
I am going to put in my herbs which are basil and thyme and little bit of crushed red pepper
because I like it spicy, sorry. I apologize. Alright, mix that around, and now comes the
hard part. Just kidding, there are no hard parts in this
recipe, it is great! I am going to add some chicken stock. If you wanted to keep this vegetarian, you
could just totally use vegetable stock. It’s, I mean this is a great soup for vegetarians
because it does have the beans in the pasta, so I have got some protein in there. Alright, so now I am going to put the lid
on it, bring it to a boil, and when the water boils, we will add the pasta. I am using a little bow-tie, but you can use
macaroni, or orzo, or whatever, any kind of little bite-sized pasta will work. Whoops, ok, boiling, pasta goes in, and give
it a stir, and then set your timer for whatever your pasta says it takes to cook. Cover it back up, but keep an eye on it so
it doesn’t boil over. I am going to turn it down just a little bit. Right, ten minutes later, my pasta is perfectly
cooked because I am perfect. I am going to add in some beans. I am using these great northern beans, but
cannellini I think are actually more traditional. I think any kind of white bean is good though,
and some fresh spinach, and a little bit of fresh parsley, and the spinach just wilts
pretty much immediately. Chard you will have to cook a couple of minutes
longer, but I just want to get this. Ahh, it is so pretty and colorful. Yay! Lovely! Cool! So, as soon as your greens are cooked and
bright green and beautiful, you are ready to serve your soup which means I also am ready
to serve my soup. That should have been in first person… use
a ladle… mmm, and I am going to grate a little bit of parmesan on top, some fresh
basil would be good too if you had that. Ok, let’s try it, it’s really hot. Mmmmm! Wow! That is so good you guys. Parsley, basil, nice chewy pasta with just
a ton of fresh vegetables in there, and everything, it’s not over-cooked, I mean this comes
together in like 20 minutes. It is so fast. It is really healthy. It is light, and I hope that this does the
trick for all of you people that have fall weather right now, and have been requesting
soups. I will try to get some more in, but try this
recipe, mix it up, add whatever vegetables that you like, and leave in the comments,
you know, how you like to make yours, so I hope you try it, hope you like it, thanks
for watching, and thumbs up, and favorite, and all that stuff, and ok, also, ohhh! Printable recipes are available at [MUSIC]


  1. First

  2. This is the only thing I will eat at olive garden..But now I can make it at home <3

  3. Another great looking recipe. I haven't made minestrone before. Maybe I will give it a go.

  4. Likewise!

  5. lol

  6. OOO!I guessed correctly on facebook! Good stuff, soup.I just made Potato soup last night with potatoes we grew (accidentally!)in our garden.So nice once the weather turns nippy!

  7. "Cuz I likah SpiCY!" *edits remainder out* ….Wish we could've seen the whole thing lol

  8. That sounds good! With some goat cheese on top…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Oh you should! I bet y'all would like it.

  10. ๐Ÿ™‚ Good job! I love accidental crops. Last year I had cilantro out the wazoo all over my yard.

  11. Don't say you are sorry for doing a sexy dance, you should be sorry for not doing a sexy dance on every show.

  12. I like to put turtles in my minestrone soup.

  13. Nice one, Hilah.

  14. This looks fantastic! Can you please show us how to make stock?

  15. Love your recipes, Hilah! I noticed you didn't season with salt during this recipe. Do the veggies need seasoning while you're browning them, or just test the finished product for salt/pepper?

  16. Hilah u should change ur video camera , just a suggestion!

  17. Don't ever apologize…I like your spicy dance

  18. Hello Hila. I've been watching your show ever since you did an episode with the Frugal Filmmaker. Good stuff. Would you happen to know how to make cajun dirty rice from scratch? I love the stuff but can't find a recipe anywhere, so I'm forced to buy the boxed pre-mix stuff.

  19. Haha! Has anyone ever told you you kinda look and sound like Kristen Wiig?

  20. Thanks, Uma Thurman

  21. Mr.Bean ! Mr.Bean is white . . . well, he is alright. OK your theory on about white beans have survived my intense scrutiny. (I love Minestrone and cold weather is on the way !)

  22. I like it spicayyyy too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Looks delicious Hilah ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  23. Perfect! Hope she likes this recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. I didn't mention salt because the amount you'll want to add depends a lot on the stock or broth you use. If it's already seasoned, you may not need to add any more, but yes, I just taste at the end and adjust it then. Great observation and question!

  25. why?

  26. Thanks, Anna! xoxo

  27. Haha! Phew! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. Himm.. Spicyy.. :))


  30. is chicken stock different from chicken broth?

  31. Stock is made from bones, broth is made from meat. Either will work, though.

  32. spicy soups are the best,,especially in cold weather,,hint hint

  33. IM going to take your advice and "be free and prosper" for sure… best advice Ive had all day !
    Your personality is so friggin A W E S O M E, you must be the worlds best drinking partner ๐Ÿ˜›
    Looks great Hilah , thank you for the video.

  34. Well, I hate to toot my own horn, but I AM pretty fun to get drunk with. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  35. Minestrone is one of my favorites ๐Ÿ™‚ It's *almost* soup weather here! Yay Hilah!!

  36. shouldnt you add the beans a bit before the pasta is done?

  37. Sorry – If the dog wonโ€™t eat it, I won't try it. It's my new rule after watching your videos.

  38. This looks dang good! The weather here in Indiana is going crazy for sure. It was 80F today,but tomorrow will be lucky to see the 50's.Perfect soup weather. However,I still have to go for that whole pot-pie thing first! …lol

  39. Umm… I want to see your take on fried ice cream! Never had it before but would try yours first. Alos, can you do the video 1/2 drunk? Lmao xD I love it!

  40. UM,but not ready for cold yet,lol,yks,the 30`s this week in cincy,to soon,send us some Texas heat,,,,,,,,,,,,

  41. This a good way to explain this . Its my favoret.

  42. Thank you Hilah from snowy Minnesota! I'm going to give this a try this weekend, it looks So good! Parts of MN got over a foot of snow today! Not ready for that yet! Thanks again, you're the best!

  43. Nice warm the tummy soup Hilah. Thanks

  44. xoexo

  45. Can I add squash????

  46. I don't think so since she cooked them previously (I'm not a cooking expert though xD)

  47. It's a little too bright, maybe u could tune the brightness down a little. Still, love your videos! <3

  48. Mos' def'!

  49. Whoa! We never get even close to that much snow here! You're gonna need a lot of soup to keep warm! ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. No, they are already cooked and it just takes a minute to heat them up. You could add them earlier if you wanted, but it's not necessary.

  51. Ha! Oh she would eat it alright.

  52. It's supposed to be soup weather here starting Sunday. Lows in the 50s. Can't wait! xo

  53. Oh good! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. I'll trade you hot for cold! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  55. Hope you enjoyed it!

  56. Thanks for joining me over here! ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven't done a video on that, but it's a good idea. I'll put it on the list.

  57. Good idea to change up the leftovers!

  58. NUUUUUU!

  59. Oooh my goodness.. I love Minestrone and have never known how to make it..MUCHO gracias

  60. Hilah this looks sooo good! Yum! I'm vegetarian, so this is perfect for me. I'm new to your channel. Do people tell you that you look like Lisa Kudrow alllll the time? haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. Celery should be illegal, I tell you!

  62. Make a mulligatawny soup!!!!!!!! THAT IS THE BESTEST.

    Also, do a pork loin. YAY

  63. I hope you like this recipe! Thanks for subscribing. And yes, I get that at least once every single day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. Pork loin is definitely on the list! Mmm.

  65. Coming up in about an hour!

  66. Your recipes are so fantastically delicious. Thank you for the great captions!

  67. You're welcome! Happy to provide! ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. Hilah, you're the tv chef I've been missing. Everyone else looks so scripted and fake and show no emotion(if they do, it's no fun, m'kay)…You just seem so true to yourself and fun ๐Ÿ™‚
    Also you cook delicious homecooked-lookin' stuff.

  69. Thank you so much! Happy face. ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. Yes! Rice would be great with this, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. Never apologize for liking it spicy.

  72. ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. I looked away for a moment and when I glanced back, I thought you were putting Jaegermeister in the pot. Surprised, no. But I did think it would really mess with the soup.

  74. ohhhhh Hilah love these recipes! I have been sharing them and have just started a blog too for family and friends. Not sure what I could do that would top these yummy dishes but I love the minestrone and love love love your chicken pot pie! You are fabulous! When I can remember how to favorite you, I shall do so right away! ๐Ÿ˜€ Awesome Hilah!!! Go Hilah!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  75. Thanks so much! "Favoriting" my videos REALLY helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. "I like ot sorry, i appoligise" thought it was really funny! This look amazing btw!


  78. OMG, that looks sooo much better than mine… :O I must try it!

  79. I've always wanted to know, what is that tattoo on you arm?! Haha

  80. my sister is a vegetarian and so we use heins tomato soup. yum!

  81. Oooo A roast winter vegetable soup would be nice.

  82. made this today to go with the caramel corn!! thank ya you rock!!!

  83. Final got round to making this today, Hilah, you are kickass!

  84. Ahaha, you are AMAZING! Love your small funny 'inputs'!


  86. Ok now this one you made looks like its filled with flavor, I wouldn't change a thing ! Great recipe

  87. The soup looks so healthy…I need to make some. Iยดll go to the veggy mart this weekend and get a ton of veggies.

  88. tits

  89. Thank you Lisa Kudrow for the wonderful recipe!

  90. You smile like Bridget Fonda. ๐Ÿ˜€

  91. thanks for the wonderful recipe…

  92. Great recipe! Have you ever heard that you look like a younger version of Lisa Kudrow???

  93. lol !!!!!ย 

  94. I just discovered your channel and have watched a few of your videos tonight. I like your lighthearted style and I hope you get your own show on cable someday. In the meantime, thanks for posting these. I'm going to make this soup!

  95. Great tip of making minestrone soup. I will try to make it in Hong Kong. Thanks.T

  96. She killed me at cos I likiikkkkaaaaaait spicy ๐Ÿ˜‚

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