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The best minestrone soup

PHOTO RECIPE The best minestrone soup

Use your favorite noodles in this minestrone soup recipe and pack in the protein with kidney beans! Delicious with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and a side of garlic bread.

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Ingredients

number of servings
6

Cups Metric

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil Added to
  • 150 g bacon (finely chopped) Added to
  • 1 Onion (chopped) Added to
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced) Added to
  • 700 g crushed tomatoes Added to
  • 2 cups chicken stock/broth low sodium Added to
  • 2 cups water Added to
  • 3 tablespoon tomato paste Added to
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire Added to
  • 400 canned kidney beans(drained) Added to
  • 1 teaspoon EACH salt and pepper Added to
  • 1 Cup small pasta(like ditalini tiny shells risoni/orzobaby macaroni alphabet Added to
  • 14 Cup parmesan(grated) Added to

MINESTRONE VEGETABLES (NOTE 1)

  • 1 celery rib Added to
  • 1 large carrot peeled and diced 2cm Added to
  • 1 zucchini Added to
  • 1 potato Added to
  • 100 g green beans Added to
  • 60 g baby spinach or frozen spinach Added to

FOR SERVING - OPTIONAL

  • more parmesan Added to
  • Chopped parsley Added to
  • Crusty bread for dunking! Added to
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Directions

60 min.
1. Step

Heat oil over high heat in a very large pot.Add bacon, cook until starting to turn golden (~2 min) then add garlic and onion.Cook until onion is translucent and bacon is light golden ~ 2minutes.

The best minestrone soup - preparation step 1
2. Step

Add carrot, celery and zucchini. Stir for 1 minute to coat in flavour.

The best minestrone soup - preparation step 1
3. Step

Add crushed tomato, chicken stock, water, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, kidney beans, salt and pepper.Stir, bring to simmer, then place lid on and adjust heat so it's simmering gently.

The best minestrone soup - preparation step 1
4. Step

Simmer 20 minutes, then add potato and beans.

The best minestrone soup - preparation step 1
5. Step

Simmer 5 minutes, then add pasta. Cook for time per pasta packet MINUS 1 1/2 minutes.

The best minestrone soup - preparation step 1
6. Step

Remove from stove, stir through parmesan and baby spinach. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.

The best minestrone soup - preparation step 1
7. Step

Serve, garnished with extra parmesan and a sprinkle of parsley if desired. Warm crusty bread on the side would certainly be the cherry on top!

The best minestrone soup - preparation step 1

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