Gluten-free Minestrone Soup

Gluten-free Minestrone Soup

There’s nothing like the warmth and savory flavor of a hearty bowl of soup on a cold winter’s day. Over the past year, I’ve had a lot of fun experimenting with soup recipes. While some of my favorites come from cookbooks, I’ve also created a few of my own. Today I am sharing a gluten-free minestrone recipe that’s popular with everyone in our family, including the kiddos. It’s also a great dish to reheat for a leftover meal. 


  • 12 oz. (one package) Polish kielbasa sausage 
  • 1 regular can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 large (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes 
  • 32 oz. (1 box) chicken stock 
  • 1 cup water 
  • 1 medium onion 
  • 3 small zucchini (chopped into cubes) 
  • 3 carrots (sliced in circles)
  • 2 celery stalks (diced in small chunks)
  • 8-10 baby Dutch yellow potatoes 
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 box (8 oz.) chickpea pasta shells 
  • 2 cans kidney beans (drained)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme 
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano 
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 3 tbs. olive oil 
  • Half a lemon 
  • Shredded parmesan


  • Heat 2 tbs. olive oil in a Dutch oven 
  • Sauté onions and garlic until softened
  • Add carrots and celery until crisp 
  • Add zucchini 
  • Add potatoes 
  • Add kielbasa 
  • Add thyme, oregano, and garlic powder
  • Stir everything to coat with flavor 
  • Add crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, chicken broth
  • Add 1 cup of water (depending on the size of your vegetables, you may need a little more than 1 cup)
  • Add bay leaves, stir everything together 
  • Bring to a boil then simmer for 30 minutes, covered
  • Add beans and pasta, cook for another 30 minutes until pasta is tender 
  • Add additional water or stock if needed
  • Before serving, remove from heat and add juice from half a lemon and 1 tbs. olive oil, stir
  • Top each bowl with freshly-grated parmesan and a sprig of basil


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  • Made this soup last night. Absolutely delicious! I have enough to share with several neighbors. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

    posted by Brenda Sites

    Thursday, 03/17/2022

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