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Easy Minestrone Soup

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Our easy minestrone soup recipe is a delicious, healthy Italian style soup that’s loaded with vegetables, beans, pasta. Perfect for family lunch!

Minestrone soup is one of my favourites, it’s super simple, totally loaded with flavour and really hearty and filling.

I don’t think I ever make quite the same minestrone soup twice as I tend to throw in whatever we have in or use up bits and pieces as I go along.

For me, as long as it’s got tomatoes and tiny soup pasta I count that as a minestrone. 

Basically you’ll end up with a big panful of Italian style vegetable soup with lovely flavours that’s perfect with crusty bread. 

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Easy Minestrone Soup Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 red onion – diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic – finely chopped
  • 2 sticks celery – sliced
  • 2 carrots – diced
  • 1 large courgette – fluffy centre removed and diced
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can of cannellini beans
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 500ml hot vegetable stock
  • 2 handfuls of shredded kale/spinach/cabbage – whichever you prefer
  • 1 heaped tbs tiny soup pasta

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How to make easy minestrone soup

  • Add a splash of olive oil to a large saucepan – tip in the onion and soften gently over a medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, celery an diced carrot – fry gently for around 5 minutes.
  • Tip in the courgette, tinned tomatoes, cannellini beans, dried oregano and season with salt and pepper. Pour in the vegetable stock and bring the soup to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer with the lid on for around 30 minutes.
  • Then add the shredded kale and tiny pasta and cook for a further 10 minutes.

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Make easy minestrone soup your way

  • Add in more vegetables – diced peppers, half a bulb of finely chopped fennel would work well. 
  • Need to feed more – add in more beans and another tin of chopped tomatoes. 

How to serve easy minestrone soup

  • Serve as an easy lunch or dinner – scatter over some Parmesan shavings before eating.
  • Pack into a thermos food pot and take as packed lunch or for autumn/winter picnics. 

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More easy soup recipes to try!

  • Roasted tomato soup – our tasty Italians style tomato soup is just amazing topped with garlicky prawns.

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Yield: Serves 4

Easy Minestrone Soup

A delicious easy Italian vegetable soup recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil 
  • 1 red onion - diced
  • 1 cloves garlic - finely chopped 
  • 2 sticks celery - sliced 
  • 2 carrots - diced 
  • 1 large courgette - fluffy seeds removed and diced 
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes 
  • 400g can cannellini beans 
  • 1 tsp dried oregano 
  • pinch salt
  • pinch cracked black pepper 
  • 500ml hot vegetable stock 
  • 2 handfuls shredded kale 
  • 1 tbs tiny soup pasta

Instructions

  1. Add a splash of olive oil to a large saucepan - tip in the onion and soften gently over a medium heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, celery an diced carrot - fry gently for around 5 minutes.
  3. Tip in the courgette, tinned tomatoes, cannellini beans, dried oregano and season with salt and pepper. Pour in the vegetable stock and bring the soup to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer with the lid on for around 30 minutes.
  4. Then add the shredded kale and tiny pasta and cook for a further 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 782mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 9gSugar: 7gProtein: 12g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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