Minestrone Soup Recipe

7-Ingredient Minestrone Soup Recipe

This minestrone soup recipe is one of those classic, wholesome and nourishing dishes that once you learn you will always return to. Add in the fact that it is seriously affordable and can be made in less than 40 minutes, and this recipe ticks every box.

This is another tasty dish in our series of recipes that feature just 7 ingredients that are all super easy to make.

You can of course jazz up the recipe with more ingredients (celery, oregano, barley etc) but there is enough goodness here for a perfect soup. You don’t have to be buy 20 ingredients to make something this simple…

Minestrone Soup Recipe: Ingredients

  • Carrots
  • Pasta
  • Onions
  • Leeks
  • Tinned chopped tomatoes
  • Chicken stock
  • Parsley

Peel and chop the carrots and onions into a fine dice. Slice the leeks in half and wash them out (they often contain sand) and then slice them into similar sized pieces.

Heat a pan and add in some olive oil. Sweat off all the ingredients for 8-10 minutes over a low to medium heat. What you are trying to do here, is extract all those wonderful aromatic flavours.

When the veg has softened, add in the chopped tomatoes.

Minestrone Soup Recipe

Top the pan up with water to thin it out.

Add in a chicken stock cube. You could use veg stock if you wanted to keep it veggie, or you could even use store-bought liquid stock. Bring the liquid to the boil before turning down the heat and letting simmer.

Pick the parsley from the stalks and chop it as fine as you possibly can.

Minestrone Soup Recipe

When the soup comes to the boil, add in the pasta. You can then turn the heat down and let it simmer for 20 minutes.

Minestrone Soup Recipe

When the pasta is fully cooked through, adjust the seasoning and add in the chopped parsley.

Minestrone Soup Recipe

Serve up piping hot. This minestrone soup recipe is perfect to eat straight away, but it also tastes delicious the next day and keeps well in the fridge.

A tasty bowl full of goodness!

Minestrone Soup Recipe

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Niall Harbison
Niall Harbison

Niall is an international entrepreneur who has worked within the tourism and hospitality industries for more than 20 years. He started his career in the kitchen, with a 10-year stint as a private yacht chef cooking for billionaires, including a position as Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen's personal chef. Niall then moved into the digital media world to become a founder of several lifestyle publications. He continues to write about his core passion: food.

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