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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup
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Minestrone Soup is a simple Italian soup made up of left overs. One benefit of this soup is you can use both raw vegetables and also cooked vegetables from a previous meal. Also I use a vegetable stock cube for this recipe making it vegetarian but you can use chicken stock if you prefer. I have used this as a main dish and as a soup dish.

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

One of my favourite soups.
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Course: Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cheese, Herbs, Pasta, Rice, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 646kcal



  • Place a frying pan or large saucepan over a medium heat and add the 2 tablespoons of oil.
  • Add the sliced onion and chopped celery and fry gently for 5 minutes. They should be soft and lightly brown. Remember to stir often so nothing sticks.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes together with 2 full tins of boiling water to the pan. Use the kettle.
  • Add the vegetable stock cube with the dried mixed herbs to the pan and stir well.
  • Any raw vegetables should be added to the pan now. Vegetable such as parsnips, squashes, potato, carrots etc. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes. Again remember to stir.
  • Once the raw vegetables have started to soften (pierce with a knife to test), add the more delicate raw vegetables. Vegetables such as broccoli, kale, courgette, beans and cabbage.
  • Bring back to a simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Finally add any cooked vegetables together with the pasta. You can also use rice.
  • Season for a further 3 – 5minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Test the soup and season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • When your happy with the flavour, serve in warmed bowls with a little grated cheese on top.


Sodium: 499mg | Calcium: 196mg | Vitamin C: 39mg | Vitamin A: 12912IU | Sugar: 7g | Fiber: 20g | Potassium: 1021mg | Calories: 646kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 10g | Protein: 26g | Carbohydrates: 121g | Iron: 7mg