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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gingerchick2's picture
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Use a huge pot as makes oodles of the stuff. More like a meal than just soup. Served with crispy bacon bits & grated cheese. Big hit all round!

paula22springfarm's picture
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Makes lots of soup. I took some into work for lunch to reheat in the microwave.

drusilla's picture

I'd say more like serves 8!

carolkate's picture
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a really filling soup and serves four very generously. I substited the celery with leeks and it worked well

nicolahornall's picture
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Soup was superb and very easy to make

cdunne's picture
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This was lovely but it makes loads. My pan wasn't big enough!!!

trilby's picture
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Great Soup/ Meal

paganini's picture

Less of a soup, more a meal in a bowl! Absolutely fantastic, simple, tasty and just what is needed now the weather's rubbish.

potage's picture

just add a tablespoon of pesto for a real itallian taste

kellymcconville's picture
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This soup rocks - prefect winter warmer

kamacha's picture
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Such a fantastic recipe, easy to put together, so simple and yet so tasty! I just added a bit of chilly to give it a kick - just brilliant!

jipsmells123's picture

that looks lumpy!

jeanius's picture
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I have made this delicious soup several times now, to say it serves four is an under estimation, I make it and freeze it into single portions, it is absolutely delicious and everyone loves it, especially with a shaving or two of parmesan.

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