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Keto-Friendly Beefy Minestrone Soup

Loaded with fiber-rich veggies and a savory beefy broth, keto Minestrone Soup is one of those recipes that you just need to make again and again. Follow me, Chef Jenn, and I’ll show you all my tips and tricks for making this amazing keto beef soup recipe perfectly every time!

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When there’s a crispness in the air that heralds autumn’s return, the first thing I think of for meals are rich, hearty, and chunky soups like this keto-friendly Beefy Minestrone Soup.

Minestrone is one of my all-time fall favorites because it is loaded with fresh veggies, and is so versatile.

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Any Veggies in this Keto-Friendly Beefy Minestrone Soup

Honestly, you can put just about any veggies into this savory soup, but adjust the cooking times depending on what you add.

Carrots, onions, celery, root veggies and so on require more cooking time, while veggies with higher water content, like zucchini, bell peppers, and squash only need a few minutes at a boil. Any longer and you run the chance of them becoming mush.

Keto Minestrone Soup is Easy!

Years and years ago when I had my own deli-type business, I had a customer come in and turn his nose down at my home-cooked soups. He said that soups were the easiest thing in the world to cook. Simply throw some veggies into a pot, add some broth, and voila, you’ve got soup.

This is true in a sense, but the best soups, including this keto-friendly Beefy Minestrone Soup, are built on layers of flavor, creating a robust and savory base before adding any veggies at all.

There are soups, and then there are SOUPS and this soup is one of my all-time favorites.

HOw To Make This Keto Soup Recipe

You don’t need much in the way of fancy equipment for this soup. Invest in a heavy-bottomed pot. Cheap aluminum pots (lightweight) will scorch and burn, ruining soups.

Dutch ovens are my favorite. They go from the stovetop to the oven, and they’re so solidly well-built that they’ll last you forever. A bit of an investment up-front, but really totally worth it.

A good chef’s knife and cutting board are the only other tools you’ll need to make this hearty and satisfying keto-friendly Beefy Minestrone Soup.

Chef’s Tips

  • Use great quality ingredients. The fresher the veg, the better the flavor!
  • If you’re short on time, use ground beef instead of stew beef. The flavor won’t be quite as deep, but it’ll save you some time.
  • Load it with your favorite veggies, just watch for carbier choices like green beans, carrots, and onions.
  • Like spice? Add some red pepper flakes to spice it up.
  • Serve it with some grated Parmesan to jazz up the flavor!

What To Serve with Beefy Minestrone

This dish is pretty much a meal-in-a-bowl, but you can sneak some extra veggies into your day (and some extra fiber) by enjoying a salad with this dish. I’ve also been known to feast on my famous Crack Cauliflower or other veggies with this soup, too. I also love it along with an easy peasy air fryer recipe like this Tandoori Chicken.

Is Keto Friendly Beefy Minestrone Soup Freezable?

Yes! A BIG yes! Soups freeze fabulously, and while you will lose a bit of texture from the veggies, this soup freezes like a dream.

Chill the soup overnight in the fridge.

Pour it into freezer-safe containers in single or family-size portions. Date the top with a Sharpie, and freeze for up to three months (or longer).

To reheat, thaw in the fridge overnight, and heat it slowly on the stovetop. Or, transfer it to a microwave-safe dish and microwave it in 1-minute intervals until it is heated through.

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Keto-Friendly Beefy Minestrone Soup

Thick, chunky, and layered with flavor, this keto-friendly Beefy Minestrone soup is so good, so healthy, and so tasty it'll be a favorite. It freezes great, too!
Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword beef soup, keto soup, keto soup and chowder, keto soup recipe, minestrone recipe, vegetable soup recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 175kcal
Author Chef Jenn


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound stew beef
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 28 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups kale chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1 cup green beans snipped and cut
  • 1 cup zucchini diced
  • 1 cup cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup bell pepper diced
  • 2 tbsp italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • Add 2 tbsp of olive oil to a heavy bottom pot and turn the heat on to medium-high. Add the stewing beef that’s been cut into smaller chunks, and brown in batches if necessary.
  • Add the onion, garlic, and celery and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes or until the onion is soft and translucent.
  • While this is cooking, prepare the kale. Wash it thoroughly and remove the leaves from the stems. Roughly chop it.
  • Put the low-sodium beef broth, a whole 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes, tomato paste and kale into the pot with the beef, onions, and carrots.
  • Simmer over low heat, covered, for about 20 minutes or until the beef is tender.
  • Add the remaining veggies and your favorite Italian seasoning blend, and simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  • Season with 1 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of pepper, or to taste. Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and dig in!



If you use no-salt added broth and diced tomatoes to this keto-friendly Beefy Minestrone Soup, you'll need to add a bit more salt. Taste the soup and adjust the salt to your preference.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 889mg | Potassium: 955mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3982IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbohydrates: 10g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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I’m a cookbook author (Keto Soup Cookbook and Keto Diabetic Cookbook and Meal Plan) as well as a retired chef, recipe developer, and writer of this blog (that’s a lot of hats!). I embarked on a journey to create foodie-worthy Keto-friendly meals that any home cook can be proud of! No matter if you’re low-carb, no-carb, dirty, or strict Keto, there are recipes in Keto Cooking Wins for you and your family. Read more...

16 thoughts on “Keto-Friendly Beefy Minestrone Soup”

  1. I made this soup a few weeks ago and it was amazing! I never missed the beans or pasta noodles. Full bodied with all the vegetables. Oh course, I added a few of my own extras. Good luck and please try this dish!

  2. We love soup all year long! This minestrone soup is loaded with fresh flavor and I can’t wait to try this again.

  3. I’m Italian with a killer minestrone recipe that was featured in Buzzfeed…..but, I’ve gone KETO and your recipe intrigued me the most to try. I’ll pop back in to let you know. I just love minestrone and can’t wait to see how this tastes.

  4. 5 stars
    Just made this today and it’s so tasty. One recipe that I know we’ll make over and over again. Added more tomatoes as we love them. So delicious!!! Thank you. So hard to find Keto recipes that actually taste as good as they look. This, if you haven’t tried it yet, is a must.

    • I’m so glad you loved it, and thanks for combing back to tell me! I usually make a double batch of this soup and freeze some for later! ~Jenn

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe was a huge hit in my household and with a guest we had over for dinner with everyone wanting seconds and then leftovers for lunch the following day. Even my husband who is not fond of some of the veggies included (like the zucchini and cabbage) said that in the meal he found them to be enjoyable.

    I doubled the recipe adding red pepper flakes and then took a portion of the recipe to place into another pot to add in gluten free penne pasta to cook the last 10ish minutes for those that wanted noodles still. Both versions were enjoyed. Will be making this meal again very soon.

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