No Oil Rachel Ray Copy Cat Vegan Minestrone Soup

  • Author: Kathy Carmichael
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Watch out Rachel Ray; my ‘veganized’ version of your classic Minestrone soup is just as delicious vegan and oil free. Enjoy the same savory goodness without all the fat and calories.



  • 1 large White Onion, diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3 Carrots, diced
  • 3 Celery stalks, diced
  • 1 Yellow Zucchini, diced
  • 1 Green Zucchini, diced
  • 2 large Baking Potatoes, diced
  • 1 can, rinsed, drained Dark Red Kidney Beans
  • 1 can, drained, rinsed Chickpeas
  • 2 cups fresh Green Beans, ends snapped off; beans snapped in half
  • 1 16 ounce bag Organic Spinach
  • 2 cans Organic Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • 1, 8 ounce bag Orecchiette Pasta, or any pasta (gluten-free, wheat, or whatever you prefer)
  • 8 cups Organic Vegetable Broth
  • 3/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 3 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 3 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Onion Powder


Rachel Ray cooks her soup in layers: So, follow these instructions by cooking layers, one at a time, adding on top of the first layer.


  • In a large soup pot, saute garlic, onion, and celery until translucent.


  • Add carrots and potatoes, and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Add 4 cups vegetables broth and bring to a boil.


  • Add green beans.
  • Put one can of roasted tomatoes in a food processor and pulse until diced smaller; do not puree.
  • Add to pot.
  • Add the other can of tomatoes directly from the can, diced.
  • Stir.
  • Cook for 10 minutes; stirring occasionally.


  • Add spices, nutritional yeast and additional 4 cups of broth.
  • Add zucchini.
  • Add Red Kidney Beans and Chickpeas ( you may use any beans you prefer).
  • Stir.
  • Add pasta and boil for 11 minutes (the time indicated on the bag of pasta)
  • Taste to make sure your pasta, potatoes and carrots are tender.
  • Add spinach right at the end; it wilts immediately.