Hearty Italian Minestrone Soup Recipe

Get your daily dose of vegetables in a hearty classic Italian favorite.

From "Quick and Easy Dehydrated Meals in a Bag"
February 2018

  • Minestrone soup is one of the most popular Italian-style soups.
    Photo by Pixabay/Catkin
  • “Quick and Easy Dehydrated Meals in a Bag” by Tammy Gangloff, Steven Gangloff, and September Ferguson helps families prepare beautiful and robust meals in a snap they can save for later.
    Photo by KC Kratt Photography

Yield: 8 servings

Quick and Easy Dehydrated Meals in a Bag (Stackpole Books, 2018) by Tammy Gangloff, Steven Gangloff, and September Ferguson gives families handy recipes to whip up quick meals, offers hikers meals to take on their adventures, and survivalists who are looking to dehydrate their meals to store for emergencies. The following excerpt is their recipe for Minestrone Soup in a bag.

Meals in a bag are for you to use at dinnertime to whip together a beautiful and robust meal in a snap! You will make your family and guests think that you have been slaving in the kitchen for hours making these flavorful dishes. We’ll let that part be our little secret!


Large Bag

• 2 cups dehydrated baby leaf spinach
• 1⁄2 cup dehydrated sliced, halved zucchini
• 1⁄4 cup dehydrated sliced onion
• 1⁄2 cup dehydrated chickpeas
• 1⁄4 cup dehydrated thinly sliced carrots
• 1⁄3 cup dehydrated sliced tomatoes

Small Bag

• 1 cup uncooked macaroni noodles
• 1 tablespoon powdered dehydrated tomato paste
• 1 teaspoon dehydrated crushed basil
• 3⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
• 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon crushed dehydrated oregano
• 1 tablespoon dehydrated chopped celery

To store: Place all ingredients into bags. Place small bag into large bag, seal, and label with cooking instructions.

Cooking Ingredients

• 10 cups water


1. Place ingredients from large and small bags into medium pot. Add water.

2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

More from: Quick and Easy Dehydrated Meals in a Bag

Your Introduction to Meals in a Bag
Easy Crab Chowder Recipe
Sausage-Potato Bake Recipe

Reprinted with permission from Quick and Easy Dehydrated Meals in a Bag (2018), by Tammy Gangloff, Steven Gangloff, and September Ferguson and published by Stackpole Books.

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