Recipe for Simply Delicious Minestrone Soup

What is better than a bowl of hearty, wholesome homemade soup in winter? Yip, nothing! Some of my favourite soups include butternut soup, creamy tomato soup, chicken soup and of course minestrone soup. I have shared my famous chicken soup recipe on the blog before (recipe here) so today I’ll be sharing my famous minestrone soup recipe.

This is my version of minestrone soup because it is simple and so easy to make. With just a few basic ingredients you’ll have a huge pot of deliciousness ready to be eaten! Minestrone soup is full of vegetables (which I love). It is healthy, flavourful and wholesome. It also makes for a yummy simple Sunday night dinner. I like to serve minestrone soup with a freshly baked garlic bread and some grated cheese to sprinkle over. What I also love is that there will be more than enough soup for the next day for lunch. For me, the best part is always the leftovers!

INGREDIENTS:

• Freshly cut minestrone soup mix from Woolworths (I like this one because it has everything you need including
• Italian crushed tomatoes
• Alphabet pasta (these are from Woolworths)
• Carrot – chopped
• Onion – chopped
• Celery – chopped
• Green beans
• Vegetable stock cube (not pictured)

WHAT TO DO:

In a large pot, heat about 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Sauté the onions until translucent, then sauté the celery and the carrots. Keep stirring frequently until until just tender. Then add the beans and the minestrone soup mix. Sauté all the vegetables for about 10 minutes. I always do this just because it releases their flavours. Then pour the italian crushed tomatoes over and mix it around sautéing a bit more. Then pour enough water over all the vegetables as well as add the vegetable stock cube. If you want your soup more flavourful, you can add another stock cube. I normally add two. Put the lid on and let it simmer on medium heat for about an hour. Then add the pasta (about half a cup) to the soup, turn up the heat and let it boil until the pasta is al dente. Turn down the soup to low until ready to serve. You can add salt and pepper according to your taste. Serve with grated cheese and a slice or two of garlic bread. Deeeeelicious! 🙂

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