Chunky minestrone soup

Chunky minestrone soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

The perfect solution to a cold night in? A warming bowl of this home-made chunky soup.

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Fibre, good source of iron, folic acid, 5-a-day
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
420
protein
18g
carbs
79g
fat
6g
saturates
1g
fibre
16g
sugar
24g
salt
1.11g

Ingredients

  • 3 large carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 celery sticks, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 large potatoes, cut into small dice
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2l vegetable stock
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can butter or cannellini beans
  • 140g spaghetti, snapped into short lengths
  • 1⁄2 head Savoy cabbage, shredded
  • crusty bread, to serve

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Method

  1. In a food processor, whizz the carrots, onion and celery into small pieces. Heat the oil in a pan, add the processed vegetables, garlic and potatoes, then cook over a high heat for 5 mins until softened.
  2. Stir in the tomato purée, stock and tomatoes. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer, covered, for 10 mins.
  3. Tip in the beans and pasta, then cook for a further 10 mins, adding the cabbage for the final 2 mins. Season to taste and serve with crusty bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2007

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KirstyB17's picture

Just made this. Did it so it serves two. I really like it. Added a sprinkle of mild curry powder, salt and pepper. Really like it. Will make it for the whole family next time xx

AnnaL's picture

Amazing soup! Highly recommend

dwatson27's picture

Forgot to rate :) five stars

dwatson27's picture

Cooked a few days ago and enjoyed. It was even tastier the following day!

Cooking Freak's picture
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Mmmm very tasty will be making this again when we're got through the one I've just made. Certainly makes more than 4 portions!

SpicyNoodle333's picture

This is a very tasty dish! with lots of lovely nutritious ingredients,
I halved the amount of ingredients used and it still made a huge pot that would serve at 6 people.

acatraps's picture
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Yum! Really delicious. I added a couple of fresh chillies, cubes of squash and left out the potatoes. For seasoning I added coriander fresh and powder and marjoram. And we love meat in my family, shredded chicken finished off the dish. True, portion guide is incorrect but it tastes delicious and a good chunky low fat soup. Will be a regular meal for my family.

TwinMummyMo's picture

Great recipe. Made when I was feeling tired and fed up after a long day. Was expecting it to be average but was really surprised. Delicious soup. Agree with other comments though. Way more than 4 portions, but that isn't a bad thing.

vlatus's picture

I didn't have any tomato purée so that might be why it wasn't particularly thick, but boy was it delicious! I used kidney beans instead of cannelloni/butter beans and I didn't have any cabbage but I also added a little splash of Chipotle Tabasco - heaven in a bowl.

CillaNeo's picture

Made this a few days ago, added a leek, and I used fresh tomatoes instead of tinned. It's delicious, and with so many portions I didn't have to cook for a few nights. Win win!
Making this again today as it was enjoyed by every member of the family :)

sadiemay87's picture

I made this soup yesterday exactly to the recipe - maybe my vegetables were abnormally large or something because I ended up with FOURTEEN portions (counting around 1/2-2/3 bowlful as one lunch portion). I'm not complaining as it looks really good and was really cheap to make, but you might want to check and revise the 'Serves 4'... Will be having this for work lunches for the next two weeks!

fingerlickin''s picture

I too followed the specified quantities but without too much careful measurement but then realised I could probably feed the street with the amount. It was delicious, especially as I added a little Harissa paste to heat it up slightly. Will it freeze or does the spaghetti break down on de-frosting?

jillybonbon's picture

Delicious! I halved the quantities, left out the potato and added a pinch of mixed herbs and a pinch of chilli flakes. I also added a leek, it's one of those soups you can adapt to whatever you have in the fridge.It was quite thick and I added more stock and tomatoes to the leftovers to thin it down. Served it with parmesan grated on top. Perfect soup for the winter nights.

dantia1's picture

Can this ministrone soup be frozen?

jennyh10's picture

Not a bad recipe but I made a few necessary tweaks to improve it.
I omitted the potato.
I used slightly less pasta.
I used spinach as I had no cabbage.
I added plenty of herbs; basil, oregano and marjoram.

This soup needs plenty of salt and pepper to season. To serve I added a little bit of pesto and grated parmesan cheese.
This made more like 6-8 portions.

Jamie.miller1112's picture

This is the worst soup I have ever tasted in my whole entire life.

fairystoryteller's picture
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I've reviewed this recipe in the past but I want to revisit and do it again! Just made this for a family supper with the addition of my younger daughter's vegetarian friend who lost her beloved nan last week. We are a second home / bolt hole at the mo and this recipe ticks so many boxes... tasty, comforting, nutritious, perfect....

lilymay95's picture
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This is the nicest thing I have tasted in a long time, really lovely

skigirl1025's picture
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This truely is a great soup, altho I would cut the amount of potato to half as it is a bit stodgy with all the beans and pasta too.
I also put in a good heap of mixed herbs. It also tastes better made with Ham stock.
Enjoy

princesstamtam's picture

It is really cold weather at the moment and I wanted a heart soup. This soup is delicious and so filling , my boyfriend asked for seconds! I used a little less water as I like a thicker soup, make about 6 servings for me.

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