The classic minestrone, warming, filling and delicious. If you like, you can replace the kidney beans with cannellini beans.
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.
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!
A delicious minestrone soup without garlic or onion, so it is suitable for sentient or 'yoga' vegetarians.
A good and simple Italian soup with healthy vegetables including iron containing spinach.
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.
This hearty, quick soup is a great for those cold winter evenings. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and warm crusty bread.
I make this once a week at least in the winter. Its great when we come in from football, or to have with a garlic loaf while we are watching football or need a quick wholesome snack before we go out. I omit the onion as I can't eat it, but it tastes great all the same. Its an excellent recipe to get veggies into your children, my son loves it and doesn't complain about the vegetables!
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.
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.
This vegetable minestrone has vegetable stock, tomatoes, celery, carrot, potato, cabbage, green beans, borlotti beans, zucchini and basil, all simmered together.
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.
A version of minestrone with more than the usual mix of veggies. Great winter soup, cheap to make and vegetarian (though there is an option to add bacon.) Good way to use up those odd vegetables that don't quite make a serving on their own.