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keto-friendly beefy minestrone soup with a sprinkle of cheese
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4.65 from 17 votes

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!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Soups & Stews
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: beef soup, keto soup, keto soup and chowder, keto soup recipe, minestrone recipe, vegetable soup recipe
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