As I have said before, I am not big fan of soups, but I dont hate it. Minestrone soup recipe is always the one I wanted to try for long time, I have seen this in the menu of Pasta mania, but was not comfortable having it there as I was worried if its pure vegetarian or not. Otherwise, I love pasta, and sure it would be nice to have pasta in soups. We can add it to our usual tomato soup as well. It will be nice, but when I saw this authentic minestrone soup recipe in an Italian cook book, I really wanted to try that way. So tried it according to the ingredients availability and my taste. Minestrone soup is supposed to be made with lots of vegetables along with pasta or rice. And its supposed to be an one pot meal that fills your tummy.