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 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.
This tasty vegetarian minestrone has new potatoes, carrots, tinned tomatoes, baby peas and baked beans. It is cooked in a vegetable stock and seasoned with thyme and bay.
Traditionally called "Pasta e Fagioli" (meaning pasta and beans), this is an Italian soup that serves as a main meal with ham bone, macaroni and cannellini beans.
This hearty, quick soup is a great for those cold winter evenings. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and warm crusty bread.
Make a weeknight dinner special - serve this hearty soup with crusty bread, cos salad and a nice merlot!
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.