Mel's Easy Minestrone Soup Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6
  • 2 carrots
  • 4 sticks celery
  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2L good quality vegetable stock
  • 1L of tomato based pasta sauce or crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup dry pasta spirals
  • 1 packet frozen spinach
  • 1 tin 4 bean mix
  • Crusty bread rolls to serve
  • Chopped parsley to garnish
  1. Chop carrots, celery, potatoes and garlic
  2. Dump in a large pot with vegetable stock and tinned tomatoes.
  3. Bring to a simmer & stir occasionally over half an hour.
  4. Add pasta and simmer for a further 15 mins or according to the length of time suggested on the pasta packet.
  5. Thaw spinach for 2 mins in the microwave, add to pot, stir for 2 min
  6. Add 4 Bean Mix and heat through.
  7. Season with salt & pepper.
  8. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
  9. Enjoy with a crusty bread roll.
For a tasty wheat free option, substitute pearl barley for pasta. Yum.
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