Minestrone in minutes

Minestrone in minutes

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(82 ratings)

Prep: 2 mins


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



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


  • 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


  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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15th Dec, 2012
I was sceptical about this recipe as it seemed too simple! But it was so tasty! Very cheap & easy to make. The parmesan adds lots of flavour. My fiance & daughter loved it too!
15th Nov, 2012
Very good, tasty, and easy! :)
29th Oct, 2012
Made this loads of times, nice, easy and very tasty....brilliants for lunchs.
27th Oct, 2012
Very tasty and warming on a cold miserable day (like today) Added a little garlic and a good squeeze of sundried tomato puree.
25th Oct, 2012
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!
11th Oct, 2012
This was super quick and easy to make, tasted fab. I added a sprinkle of chilli flakes and mixed herbs. Delish!
9th Oct, 2012
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!
9th Oct, 2012
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! :)
8th Oct, 2012
Can I freeze this?
4th Oct, 2012
yummy and quick. even the husband liked it. add some chunks of cauliflower to give a little more bulk. will make again.


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