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Minestrone Soup Recipe

Cowbridge Kitchen

Minestrone is a thick Italian soup, and the ultimate way of using up any leftover vegetables, Pasta and even meats.

Minestrone Soup it can be vegetarian or not and there is no set recipe for Minestrone soup so you can be a bit experimental with it.

Most cuisines have a Soup or Broth associated with them as a way of using leftover ingredients, the French have French Onion Soup, the Welsh have Cawl.

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It takes about 1hr 10 minutes to make this
10 mins Prep time
1 hr Cooking time
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Nutritional Facts
This is based on 1 serving
245 ml portion of soup

Calories: 100
Protein: 4g
Fat: 1.5g
Carbohydrates: 17g
Fiber: 2.9g
Sugar: 4g
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This recipe will serve upto 4 people Table for Two Servings
Easy : This recipe is simple to make
Anybody can have a go at this recipe, even a complete novice
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Can be vegetarian if you leave the bacon out of this recipe.

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Cost to make:
£3.14 / $3.97(Est.)

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How to Make Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup could date back as far as the 2nd Century BC, when Rome conquerd Italy. Minestrone is still an Iconic Italian Soup most likely created to save on food waste as most soups were.

It is a tomato based broth packed with Vegetables and Pasta or rice.

There is no set recipe for Minestrone as it can be made with what ever is left over on the day. It can be vegetarian or not.

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100g Of pasta / Spaghetti or similar
3 Rashers of Bacon (optional)
2 Carrots
2 Large Potatoes
2 sticks of celery
1 Red Pepper
1 Brown Onion
1 tsp Lazy garlic
50 ml of tomato passata
1 tin Chopped Tomatoes
150 - 200 ml of veg Stock
Olive oil

Cooking Instructions

  1. Chop up all of the veg and the bacon into rough medium size chunks.
  2. Put a splash of olive oil into a large saucepan , and fry off the bacon for about 2 mins.
  3. Add the onions and garlic and fry for a further 2 mins.
  4. Add the rest of the veg - Carrots , Potatoes , Celery and red peppers to the pan cover and continue cooking on a low / medium heat for a further 5 to 10 mins.
  5. Next you need to add your Passata , Chopped tomatoes & Veg stock. Mix together , cover and cook for a further 30 on a low heat.
  6. At this stage you need to break up your spaghetti into small pieces.
  7. After 30 mins , check that your veg is slightly soft and add your Pasta to the pan. Cook for another 5 - 10 mins or until the pasta is soft.
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As with most soup recipes, this Italian Minestrone soup was created as a way of using up leftover ingredients.

This soup can be vegetarian if you leave out the bacon.