This hearty Fall Minestrone Soup takes inspiration from seasonal, fresh autumn produce. It’s loaded with fiber, protein, and nutrients and makes the perfect cozy fall comfort food. This post is brought to you in collaboration with S&W Beans, but as always, all opinions are my own.
Soup is the absolute best, isn’t it?
I love everything about a hearty bowl of soup—from prepping and chopping the vegetables, to stirring the simmering pot, to, of course, sitting down and getting cozy with a big bowl.
Minestrone always reminds me of my childhood. I can recall my grandma serving us piping hot bowls of the stuff, and everyone topping theirs with copious amounts of grated Parmesan cheese.
I truly challenge anyone who says “soup is not dinner.” It sure is. Especially this hearty Fall Minestrone Soup.
This Fall Minestrone Soup starts with a mirepoix, high-quality chicken broth, butternut squash, swiss chard, and lots of savory herbs. Mild Italian sausage gets mixed in along with crushed tomatoes, Ditalini pasta, and cannellini beans.
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They’re such a versatile and inexpensive way to eat healthier and include more protein and fiber in your diet.
And one serving of this delicious fall-inspired soup grants you 30% of your daily recommended amount of fiber, 20g of protein, and a hefty dose of potassium and iron.
With this delicious one-pot Fall Minestrone Soup, I’m definitely looking forward to some chilly nights. I can see myself curled up next to the fireplace with a cozy blanket and a nice big bowl.
I hope you make and enjoy this Fall Minestrone Soup with Italian Sausage & Butternut Squash! What is your favorite cold-weather soup? Let us know in the comments below. Now through 12/31/17, S&W Beans is offering a $1 off 2 cans coupon. Get (and print) your coupon from the S&W Beans website.
Hearty Fall Minestrone Soup with Italian Sausage and Butternut Squash
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings 1x
This hearty Fall Minestrone Soup takes inspiration from seasonal, fresh autumn produce. It’s loaded with fiber, protein, and nutrients and makes the perfect cozy fall comfort food.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound ground mild Italian sausage
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 2 celery ribs, diced
- 2 carrots, peeled and diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 2-pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2” cubes
- 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 1/4 cups dry Ditalini pasta
- 2 cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves finely chopped
- 1 bunch Swiss chard, thinly sliced into ribbons
- Sea salt and pepper
- Parmesan cheese, for serving
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a deep soup pot or dutch oven over medium heat. In another pot, boil the ditalini pasta in salted water until just below al dente. Drain the pasta and set aside.
- To the dutch oven, add the ground sausage, crumble, and season with sea salt and pepper. Cook until browned and using a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to a bowl and set aside.
- Add the additional tablespoon of olive oil to the pot and cook the onion, celery, and carrots until softened, but not browned. Stir in the garlic and tomato paste and season with sea salt, pepper, thyme, oregano, and fresh rosemary.
- Stir in the chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, bay leaves, beans, and butternut squash. Return the sausage back to the pot, and bring the soup to a simmer.
- Cover the soup and simmer until the butternut squash is cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.
- Uncover and stir in the Swiss chard, cooking until wilted and tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the pasta. Taste and adjust for additional seasoning.
- Serve the soup topped with shaved Parmesan cheese and additional fresh rosemary. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 400
- Sugar: 10g
- Sodium: 700mg
- Fat: 15g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 45g
- Fiber: 9g
- Protein: 20g
- Cholesterol: 24mg
I love this soup, found the recipe two years ago, and it’s become a fall staple for my family ❤️
I am so happy to hear that you love this recipe and that it’s a staple in your home! 🙂
Jen Anderson says
I made this soup this weekend with some great local in-season ingredients. We have vegetarians in our house so I left out the meat and used a little extra olive oil. I used a small can of fire roasted tomatoes which added a nice smoky quality. No swiss chard at my farmer’s stand but they had kale and it made a good substitute.
My family loved this recipe, and I will make it again! Love your site!
Thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed the soup. I also like making this as a vegetarian version sometimes!
I made this soup and my family said it was possibly the best soup they’d ever had. Simple and delicious.
Hi Linda, thank you for sharing! I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed. This is my favorite fall soup, too. 🙂
Autumn Murray says
This looks soooo good! I love minestrone soup but have never made it at home – only ordered in restaurants. I’ll give your recipe a try. Thank you!
This soup is AMAZING! I’ve made it about four times already. My husband loves it, the in-laws love it, my own parents love it. This is going in the family cook books!
Thank you so much, Sabrina! You made my day. I love that your family loves this soup so much and so happy it’s now a part of your family cookbook and table!!
Justyna E Butler says
I love soups!!! I make them all the time and this one looks incredible!
Jasmine Hewitt says
this sounds pretty good! i will add this to my recipe list
I pinned this recipe it looks so good! Will be making this a LOT this Winter!
Yum this recipe looks so fantastic. We love making soup in the fall.
Ooh I love a good soup recipe for Fall and Winter time! This looks delicious…thanks for sharing!
Catherine Santiago Jose says
My family loved to have soup in every meal and this soup recipe look so perfect to their taste. I will bookmark this for my cooking reference. Yummy!
Yummmmmmmmm!!!This looks so delicious!!! I can’t wait to cook it, perfect timing!!! Thank you
Yeah Lifestyle says
You just can’t beat a bowlful of minestrone soup! This looks absolutely delicious and perfect for these cold evenings.
Monidipa Dutta says
So yummy! I can’t wait to give this recipe a try! I’ll have to try them!
Nice soup! I love soups during autumn because I just can’t warm up enough. Could always use some extra warmth. Nice recipe as well
The recipe look simple and cook everything together, the children would love this with no doubt. I would have to add in more Parmesan cheese.
Moriah Ross says
This looks so awesome!
This is an amazing take on minestrone soup! This was one of my favorite soups as a child and as I’ve grown to be an adult, I have fallen in love with all squash! I am looking forward to trying this!
This looks like a delicious bowl of comforting soup! I am looking forward to trying this recipe very much. Wonderful!
How yummy! I can’t wait to try this recipe. I’ve been using the same minestrone recipe for five years. It’s getting a bit dull. LOL
I just made this today on a THURSDAY. It was simple to make but had so much flavor. I didn’t have Swiss chard so I subbed spinach. I’ll be adding this to my weekday dinner menu rotation. This recipe makes plenty so now we have plenty for lunch tomorrow too!
I love having a good bowl of soup for dinner. I really like that you added butternut squash to it and sausage. Beautiful photos. This soup looks delish!
This looks absolutely delicious! I am definitely going to have to try this out for my son and I for dinner sometime this week! Thanks for sharing!
Candy Rachelle says
I hardly like anything tomato based. But this is one of those dishes that I absolutely love. It makes for the perfect fall dish! I actually have a bowl here for lunch! But not homemade…
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Aduke Schulist says
This does look hearty, and oh so good. Perfect for Fall!
Kelly Hutchinson says
This looks like my new favorite fall comfort food! I love a hearty minestrone soup!
LOVE how absolutely thick and loaded this minestrone is. Pinning so I can make this when I need a hot bowl of comfort
aish das padihari says
The soup looks really delish and so ready for fall. Love it.
I love minestrone soup but have never had it with butternut squash. I must try it!
I make a soup very similar to this during the fall and its our absolute favorite. Mine isn’t a straight minestrone, so this would be a great change!
Oh my this looks so good! I just pinned this and definitely will be giving it a try. This is my favorite soup that I order at a restaurant and have never tried at home. Yum!
Claudia Krusch says
This Minestrone Soup looks so delicious. I wish I could have a big bowl of it right now. I love squash but have never thought to add it to my soup. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make this recipe on the weekend.
hey sharonoox says
This is making me hungry! It looks so yummy. I love a good bowl of minestrone soup and this one is right up my alley. Perfect comfort soup for fall!
Kelli A says
The images in this post make this dish look so delicious, but I have to admit I have never eaten this in my life. Looks great though!
Jennifer Bendewish says
This looks absolutely delicious! I am a huge fan of soups as the temperatures drop, even though they don’t drop much in Florida. I am not sure my kiddos will dig the butternut squash and I might have to trade it out with potatoes, but I will definitely add this into the Fall rotation in our weekly menu.
Blair villanueva says
Your recipe looks delicious and I think this is perfect during rainy season especially when serve warm.
Bookmarking this recipe 🙂
This soup looks amazing, I love the addition of butternut squash, soup, and salad on cool fall nights is my favorite dinner!
Bernadette Callahan says
We are normally not big on soups but lately I have been making them. Will add this to my collection to make. 🙂 I just bought 4 boxes of Ditalini so perfect timing.
Sarah Bailey says
The weather is really getting colder and this looks like the perfect warming dish for an evening delicious!
Aishwarya Shenolikar says
This soup looks so delicious!!! I’m sure it must taste amazing given all these interesting ingredients!!
This looks divine! Absolutely beautiful photography here and I can’t wait to try this soup – I love minestrone
I just love soup in the fall and winter months. Your addition of the squash really makes this minestrone unique and it looks delicious!
tara pittman says
Soup is a great way to get veggies into your body. This soup looks so good.
MICHELLE GWYNN JONES says
Don’t you just love making soup. The flavor choices are endless.
Soup can definitely be dinner! Love the addition of cannellini beans in this recipe. They add a ton of protein but they’re mildly flavoured. This soup has me dreaming of a hole-in-the-wall restaurant we enjoyed in Italy . . . sigh.