Italian grandmas had no definite rules for what went into minestrone. It just had to be hearty, with plenty of vegetables, white beans and pasta or rice.
Recipe by: Lynn Cole
This is a winter favourite with my family due to the fact it's hearty and full of flavour. The recipe makes enough for a second helping for those that want to come back for another bowl.
Recipe by: CliveElliott
This vegetable minestrone has vegetable stock, tomatoes, celery, carrot, potato, cabbage, green beans, borlotti beans, zucchini and basil, all simmered together.
Recipe by: Kilda
The classic minestrone, warming, filling and delicious. If you like, you can replace the kidney beans with cannellini beans.
Recipe by: Maryanne
Freshly diced carrots, leek, onion and cut green beans are simmered in a prepared vegetables stock with lean bacon, macaroni pasta and red kidney beans.
Recipe by: Zoë Harpham
A very hearty soup for a cold winter night. I serve it with hot garlic bread. If you are lucky enough to have leftovers it's just as good if not better the next day!
Recipe by: STORMYWOMAN
This is a very healthy and satisfying dish: cannellini beans, tomatoes and pasta. I like the garlic to have a strong presence but you can adjust it to your own taste.
Recipe by: Lalena
A delicious minestrone soup without garlic or onion, so it is suitable for sentient or 'yoga' vegetarians.
Recipe by: leekee
In Italian, a minestra is a soup, but a minestrone is a BIG soup – a nourishing meal in itself. Tender and moist chicken meatballs and a host of seasonal herbs and vegetables enhance the depth of flavour in this delicious one-bowl meal.
Recipe by: Elaine Russell
This hearty, quick soup is a great for those cold winter evenings. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and warm crusty bread.
Recipe by: MOMOMANY