Traditional Minestrone Soup

Traditional minestrone soup with whey - An Italian classic

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Traditional minestrone soup uses leftover whey from cheesemaking in the broth. This hearty soup is absolutely delicious with the added richness and tang of whey.




  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot, then add vegetables and saute until the onions are tender.
  2. Add in the herbs, tomatoes, liquid, beans, salt and Parmesan rind (if using), and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove rosemary sprig and add in pasta. Simmer until pasta is cooked (about 10 min.)
  4. Season to taste and serve with a drizzling of olive oil and more Parmesan cheese.


Keywords: whey, simple, gluten free, vegetarian, winter, fall, comfort food, one-pot meal