Light Meals

Minestrone Soup

Cooking time
Less than 30 mins


  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bacon rasher, chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small celery stick, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 125g tin three bean mix
  • 1 tablespoon small pasta shells
  • 1/2 zucchini, sliced


Heat oil in a medium saucepan. Add the spring onion, bacon, garlic, carrot and celery and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.

Add the tomato paste, stock and beans and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 10 minutes.

Add the pasta shells and zucchini, and cook for a further 10 minutes until the pasta is tender.


  • Use any combination of fresh or frozen vegetables

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Leftover ingredients

  • Zucchini
  • Bacon

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Minestrone Soup
Light Meals