The perfect solution for a cold night? A warming bowl of Minestrone. This is another idea for a healthy meal today. Minestrone soup is easy to make and tastes delicious. It is a thick soup of Italian origin made with vegetables, often with the addition of pasta or rice. Common ingredients include beans, onions, celery, carrots, stock and tomatoes. Like many Italian dishes, minestrone was probably originally not a dish made for its own sake. In other words, one did not gather the ingredients of minestrone with the intention of making minestrone. Take a look on these 15 Italian minestrone recipes and choose your favorite one.