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Minestrone Soup

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I have been using this recipe for about 30yrs, it's suitable for vegetarians and children love it (added bonus!)


Serves: 4-6

  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 2 sticks finely sliced celery
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh rosemary
  • 3 ounces finely diced red bell peppers
  • 3 ounces finely diced green bell peppers
  • 3 ounces finely diced carrots
  • 3 ounces finely diced zucchini
  • ¾ stock
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 1 ounce spaghetti (choped into 1cm pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • fresh parsley (to garnish)


Minestrone Soup is a community recipe submitted by redhead43 and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Gently fry the onion, garlic and celery in the olive oil in a large pan for 10mins until soft.
  • Add the tomatoes, herbs, vegetables, stock and tomato puree. Bring to the boil and simmer, covered for 40mins.
  • Add the spaghetti, salt, soy sauce and pepper and simmer, uncovered for 15mins.
  • Sprinkle with parsley to serve.
  • Additional Information

    This soup keeps for several days in the fridge (if there's any left!), it also freezes and travels well. Children absolutely love it!!

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    • I've made this recipe a few times with teenagers at my youth centre and they love it. So tasty.

      Posted by Ready4Vi on 10th December 2014
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