Soups are comfort foods. This minestrone soup will take you about an hour to prepare. Great the day you make it, and having some leftover soup in the refrigerator is always wonderful when you are looking for something quick to eat.
Using a soup pot, melt the butter over low heat.
Add onion, celery, and carrots to the melted butter and saute for a few minutes.
Add beans, cabbage, stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, potatoes, broth, garlic, parsley, and salt to the pot.
Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat.
Simmer for approximately 40 minutes.
Do a taste test and season to taste.