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
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
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
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!
Recipe by: LisaBart