A truly delicious soup that everyone will ask you to make again!
Mad Creations Minestrone Soup recipe Flavour Cookbook

This Keto Minestrone Soup was originally created for one of my cookbooks, but because I believe this is one of the most perfect recipes I have decided to release it for free.

When first sent out to the testers I knew I was completely onto a winner when everyone kept testing over and over again.  Sadly I was kind of hooked onto it as well.  While the soup does have a bit of carrot and tomatoes in it (raising the carbs a little) I ate this soup part of a regular meal plan and lost weight every single week at a good rate.  I have included this soup in the meal plan I am creating today for our 365 members, and adding to the site for them is what prompted me to release this recipe to everyone.

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The chorizo sausage used in this recipe is the fresh kind, not unlike a normal sausage, but with loads more flavour.  Fresh chorizo sausages are available in some supermarkets in the meat section or at specialty butchers.

Mad Creations Authentic Keto Fresh Chorizo

Fresh chorizo is a very versatile ingredient that has so much flavour packed into it.  If you cannot find any fresh stuff, and don’t wish to make your own you can still use the dried variety but you will need to dice it all rather than meatballs.

Originally this recipe was made with a vegetable stock paste but I have swapped it out for broth for a more nourishing soup.

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To reduce the carb content of the soup, (7g net carb) you can reduce the vegetable content and increase the meat, however I feel the flavour would change significantly and this soup is that good that personally I don’t want to play with it too much.

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Mad Creations Minestrone Soup recipe Flavour Cookbook

Keto Minestrone Soup

A truly delicious soup that everyone will ask you to make again!
4.99 from 64 votes!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Lunch and Dinner
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 437kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 6 serves
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  • 1/2 (1/2) onion diced
  • 1/2 (1/2) carrot diced (50g)
  • 3 tablespoons (3 tablespoons) olive oil
  • 2 rashers (2 rashers) bacon diced (100g)
  • 160 g (5 ⅔ oz) fresh chorizo sausages remove from casing into small meat balls
  • 1/2 cup (½ cup) mushroom sliced (60g)
  • 80 g (2 ⅚ oz) zucchini diced
  • 30 g (1 oz) green capsicum diced
  • 3 cups (3 cups) chicken broth
  • 400 g (14 oz) tomatoes fresh or tinned
  • 1/3 cup ( cup) tomato paste
  • 1 tsp (1 tsp) smoked paprika



Thermomix® method

  • Add oil, onion, carrot, bacon to mixer; Cook 10 min/120°C/reverse/stir
  • Add remaining ingredients; Cook 20 min/120℃/reverse stir
  • While soup is simmering, fry off extra diced bacon and chorizo sausage meatballs. Serve the soup topped with bacon and chorizo.

Conventional Method

  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium to low heat and fry onion, bacon and carrot
  • Add chorizo meatballs and fry until lightly golden
  • Add rest of ingredients, turn the temp down low and cover with lid. Simmer for 20 minutes
  • While soup is finishing off, fry off extra diced bacon and chorizo sausage meatballs. Serve the soup topped with bacon and chorizo.


Low-carb veggies: Opt for zucchini, cauliflower, and spinach.
Broth: Use a keto-friendly base like vegetable or bone broth.
Protein: Add cooked meats like ground beef or chicken.
Tomatoes: Choose canned tomatoes with no added sugars.
Seasonings: Utilize keto-friendly herbs and spices.
Olive oil: Enhance flavors with a drizzle for healthy fats.
  1. Refrigeration: Store in a sealed container for up to 3-4 days.
  2. Freezing: Portion and freeze for longer shelf life – up to 2-3 months.
  3. Reheating: Warm on the stove or in the microwave.
What to Serve with Keto Minestrone
Serve with cubes of your favourite cheese or shaved parmesan.
Keto Pasta – what is Minestrone without pasta? Since I originally wrote this recipe I created a fab keto pasta recipe. Mkae some and add bite size pieces to this insanely delicious keto soup.
Best Keto Bread is the perfect dipper for this soup. I love it toasted and slathered in butter and Vegemite.
For more keto soup recipes; try our Clear Chicken Soup, Pea and Ham Soup, or Easy Chicken and Bacon Soup. Just a handful of our amazing soups to keep you going throughout winter.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 876mg | Potassium: 647mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2220IU | Vitamin C: 21.2mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.6mg | Net Carbs: 7g
Tried this recipe?Mention @meganellam or tag #madcreations!

Minestrone Soup recipe Flavour Cookbook

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13 responses to “Keto Minestrone Soup”

  1. Deborah Bowes

    5 stars
    My husband made this today with bacon bones, whilst I rest up from my return from an operation. It was absolutely delicious with my husband and daughter loving it. I didn’t get any photos due to the operation.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I hope you are doing okay Deborah. xx

  2. Carolyn Cross

    5 stars
    This soup is AMAZING. My house smells like an Italian Restaurant, my mouth is salivating and I cant believe how easy this soup was to make AND its not even cooked yet. Thank you Megan xx

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I love this soup Carolyn so I hope you do too. Thanks again for taking the time to leave a review for us.

  3. Rachel

    5 stars
    Just made this tonight for the first time stovetop and quadrupled the recipe for freezer meals. I blitzed the chorizo in my thermomix and just pan fried the crumble rather than making meatballs (because I’m lazy) and added a little bit extra capsicum as I needed to use up the one I was using and couldn’t quite fit enough water in my pot for the quadruple quantity, but it turned out great and is a hit with the family! This one is going straight to the every day meal folder. Thanks Megan!

  4. Laetitia Higgs

    5 stars
    It’s delicious! Used smoked chorizo which gave the soup a smokey flavour, yummy.

  5. Sandra

    5 stars
    Made this today, it is delicious

    1. Megan

      I am a bit of a fan too

  6. Shari Mohi

    5 stars
    Delicous I don’t miss the carbs at all in this minestrone

  7. Pam Sweeney

    Thanks Megan making this tonight. p xx

    1. Megan

      I hope you love it Pam. xx

  8. Irene Clemens

    Is there a version of this recipe that doesn’t require a Thermomix? Not everyone has one!

    1. Megan

      Hi Irene, Sorry I will amend today for conventional methods

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