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Easy Minestrone

Easy and dinner winter warmer meal.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword minestrone, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 brown onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 carrots finely chopped
  • 2 stick celery finely chopped
  • 400 g can chickpeas
  • 400 g can cannelloni beans
  • 700 mL passata
  • 1 L Vegetable stock
  • 2 sprig thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup whole meal pasta
  • 1 zucchini finely chopped (Optional)
  • Serve with parsley and parmesan


  • Heat the oil in a large heavy based saucepan. Then add in the onion, garlic, carrot and celery. Cook on a medium heat for 3-4min until it begins to soften.
  • Then add in the chickpeas, cannelloni beans, passata, stock and herbs and season with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 10min. Finally add in the pasta, 2 cups water and zucchini. Cook for 10mins or until pasta is just tender.
  • Top with parsley and parmesan to serve.