Minestrone with Spiral Pasta

Minestrone with Spiral Pasta


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Though not typical for minestrone my favourite is spiral pasta and it makes for an interesting change. Use vegetable stock if you prefer.


Serves: 6 

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 100g green beans, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced
  • 8 cups (2 litres) chicken stock
  • 2 cups spiral pasta
  • Parmesan cheese, to garnish
  • 2 tablespoon fresh basil, to garnish

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and saute the onion. When translucent, add the garlic. Saute 1 minute then add celery and carrot and cook 5 minutes. Add the beans, oregano, basil, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Add the tomatoes and stock and bring to a simmer. Lower heat and cook 10 minutes. Add the pasta and cook a further 10 minutes. Serve, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

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