A delicious Italian staple that even your Nonna will be impressed by. Perfetto!

White Bean and Orzo Minestrone [Vegan]

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Cooking Time



  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup chopped fresh green beans
  • 2 small red potatoes, peeled and chopped small
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1⁄4 cup orzo
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Over medium-high heat, combine garlic, onion, and celery with oil in a large stockpot. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add in broth, carrot, green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, beans, basil, and oregano. Bring to a simmer over medium heat (liquid should be moving, but no bubbles should be forming). Cover and cook for 25 minutes.
  3. Add orzo and cook for another 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 211 | Carbs: 35 g | Fat: 6 g | Protein: 7 g | Sodium: 726 mg | Sugar: 7 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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  1. Delicious! I made this last weekend and I’m making it again this weekend. I wanted to freeze some for later but it disappeared too quickly! It’s way better the day after you make it and the flavors have had time to meld. I didn’t change a thing. Yum!