Minestrone in minutes

Minestrone in minutes

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(79 ratings)

Prep: 2 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Whip up a main-meal soup in next to no time, perfect for a quick lunch and ready in just 10 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal162
  • fat2g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre6g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.54g
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Ingredients

  • 1l hot vegetable stock
  • 400g tin chopped tomato
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 100g thin spaghetti, broken into short lengths
  • 350g frozen mixed vegetable
  • 4 tbsp pesto
    Pesto

    Pesto

    Pess-toh

    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.

    The…

  • drizzle of olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • coarsely grated vegetarian parmesan-style cheese, to serve

Method

  1. Bring the stock to the boil with the tomatoes, then add the spaghetti and cook for 6 mins or until done. A few minutes before the pasta is ready, add the vegetables and bring back to the boil. Simmer for 2 mins until everything is cooked.

  2. Serve in bowls drizzled with pesto and oil, sprinkled with parmesan.

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Comments (82)

ammybsas's picture
5

Very good, tasty, and easy! :)

carlisc's picture

Made this loads of times, nice, easy and very tasty....brilliants for lunchs.

loiscrowe's picture
5

Very tasty and warming on a cold miserable day (like today) Added a little garlic and a good squeeze of sundried tomato puree.

celine67's picture
4

very tasty soup, i added some garlic and chorizo, did not have canned tomatoes so i used tomato juice instead.
Will defenitely make it again!

ilikepasta's picture
5

This was super quick and easy to make, tasted fab. I added a sprinkle of chilli flakes and mixed herbs. Delish!

kimjcannon's picture
5

I used a tin of cherry tomatoes, garlic and onion and leftover fresh veg (1 yellow pepper, 3 carrots and a good handfull of curley Kale) topped with pamesan and chilli flakes.....was delicious! Kids loved it too!

katiehphoto's picture
5

A quick and filling recipe if you are pushed for time after coming home from work.

I absolutely love this recipe and it's now a regular appearance in our weekly meals.

Super healthy and filling dish, what more could you want! :)

rlehbt's picture

Can I freeze this?

elorena_watson's picture
4

yummy and quick. even the husband liked it. add some chunks of cauliflower to give a little more bulk. will make again.

pheene's picture

Great idea for taking as healthy lunch, I added some celery.

francoisemc's picture

Great quick and tasty recipe for after school dinner. I did not have enough mixed veg, so I added tinned cannellini beans and chopped up some left over ham. Very tasty and super quick! The whole family enjoyed it!

flanella36's picture

This was delicious & so simple, i added half an onion and a clove of crushed garlic along with finely chopped carrots & chopped string beans, i will be bringing this to work for lunch in the future

phish960's picture
5

Absolutely delicious for a quick lunch. Will most definitely be making again!

jojokings's picture

I really liked this recipe. It was so easy. I didnt have any pesto or frozen veg, instead I added peppers onions, garlic and frozen peas. Handful of pasta to keep the calories down. Very good recipe, only negative is it is slightly watery. Next time, i will reduce the amount of stock.

s_bell2012's picture
5

Really liked this. Thought it was lacking a bit kick for my taste so added some smoked paprika

kirk27's picture
5

The appearance is really amazing!! I really like the colors, I can taste it by just looking at it!!

bluejay's picture
5

I used the remainder of a carton of V8 vegetable juice and made up the volume with stock, had several packs of different frozen vegetables which needed to be used up so they went in too plus half an onion from yesterday along with some garlic and black pepper - it was delicious but I will never be able to replicate it as I may never have the same left-over ingredients again!

baharek's picture
5

Very simple to make and yummy!

N1ag's picture
5

Made this soup today and can't fault it, very tasty and so quick to do! brilliant recipe when time is against you :-)

lollynash's picture
4

Absolutly gorgeous, real comfort food and a great cheap eat xxx

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