Minestrone soup is a classic, but I was never really a fan of that tomato pasty bland stuff that was served at Olive Garden, I think I just ate the bread sticks if we are being honest here. I personally love a more brothy version with lots of freshness. I skipped the potato and green beans… yawn. Instead, adding fennel, leek and lots of greens. It's delicious with the pancetta and parmesan but obviously if you are plant based, leave it out! Keep your noodles separate if you plan on storing leftovers. You don't want them to soak up all your broth!