Zucchini Minestrone

    55 minutes

    The classic minestrone, warming, filling and delicious. If you like, you can replace the kidney beans with cannellini beans.

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    Serves: 9 

    • 4 cups (1 litre) vegetable stock
    • 2 (400g) tins diced tomatoes
    • 1 large potato, cubed
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 2 stalks celery, diced
    • 2 carrots, diced
    • 1 large head cabbage, finely diced
    • handful chopped parsley
    • handful chopped basil
    • 1 (400g) tin kidney beans
    • 500g frozen sweetcorn
    • 1 large zucchini, sliced
    • 250g shell pasta
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. In a large soup pot combine the vegetable stock, tomatoes, potato, onion, celery, carrot, cabbage and herbs. Bring to the boil and reduce heat. Simmer for about 15 minutes.
    2. Stir in the kidney beans, sweetcorn, zucchini and pasta; simmer for 10 to 15 more minutes until the vegetables are tender. Season with salt and pepper.

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    classic minestrone, I changed the stewed tomatoes to whole cooked tomatoes amd hand crushed them. also used elbo maccaroni, and used garbonzo beans insted of kidney beans--next time I will presoak the beans, as they were a little chewy, and add the pasta last as it tends to dissintegrate after cooking long enough to make all the veggies as soft as I like( I also made about 34 quarts, so cooking time will be a little skewed) All in all everyone liked it , even my 16 year old who hates everything(including her parents).  -  21 Feb 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The flavor was quite good but I found that it was more like a stew then a soup. I would omit some of the cabbage and not so much corn the next time. My husband said it needed more of a meaty flavor, and he didn't like it at all.  -  07 Jan 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I really enjoyed this healthy meal. It was more like a stew. I ended up using half of the veggies and an extra can of tomato's and half the orzo and it worked out really well. Very good meal for vegetarians or if your on a diet!  -  19 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)