Traditional Minestrone with Pasta
Minestrone is a traditional Italian soup whose name takes its origins from the Italian word meaning "to serve". Full of vegetables, pasta, beans and bacon, it certainly serves up a delicious helping of goodness that everyone will love.
Recipe Tester Feedback: "Delicious and simple soup. So much flavour in every mouthful, and great to mop up with the bread. I often make a batch of soup for a few days' lunches in winter. This one is definitely going into the rotation." - Karen
No: Dairy / Egg / Nuts
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 32 minutes
Can be frozen
- onion - 1 large, peeled and quartered
- garlic cloves - 2, peeled
- bacon - 3 shortcut rashers,
- carrot - 1, small, diced
- celery - 1 stalk, diced
- olive oil - 20g
- fresh thyme - 1 Tbsp, leaves
- bay leaves - 2
- beef stock - 600g, good quality
- tinned tomatoes - 400g, whole
- tomato paste - 25g
- peas - 100g, frozen
- red kidney beans - 400g tin, rinsed and drained
- pasta - 100g, short (e.g. macaroni or elbow pasta)
- Place onion (1), garlic cloves (2) and bacon (3 rashers) into the bowl. Chop Speed 7 / 3 seconds. Scrape down sides.
- Add carrot (1), celery (1 stalk) and oil (20g) to the bowl. Program 5 minutes / 110C* / Reverse+Speed 2.
- Add thyme (1 Tbsp), bay leaves (2), stock (600g), tomatoes (400g tin) and tomato paste (25g) to the bowl. Program 15 minutes / 100C / Reverse+Speed 2, measuring cap on.
- Add peas (100g), beans (400g tin) and pasta (100g) to the bowl. Program 12 minutes / 100C / Reverse+Speed 2, measuring cap on.
- Season well with salt and pepper.
- Serve with crusty bread.
*If your machine does not go above 100C, set to Steaming Temperature which is usually between 110-115C. Please refer to your user manual for correct information for the appropriate setting for your machine.