Tasty Minestrone Soup

Tasty Minestrone Soup recipe. Homemade for cold days with bacon and pasta pieces served with some cut pieces of bread or fresh buns.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: soups meals,
  • Method: Stove top No Bake
  • Cuisine: South african


  1. 250 g of bacon (chopped into pieces)
  2. 1 onion
  3. 2 large carrots
  4. 2 celery
  5. 1/2 cabbage or bunch of kale 
  6. Garlic cloves (or flakes)
  7. Vegetable stock
  8. A tin of tomatos
  9. 1 cup of water
  10. Tin of butter beans 
  11. Small broken pieces of pasta.


  1. In a pot sauté chopped bacon and onion, as well as garlic cloves in a little oil.
  2. Then add the chopped carrots and celery to a pot with a cup of water.
  3. Cut stems off of the cabbage or kale and keep leaves for later. Adding in the to the pot. 
  4. Open a tin of tomatoes and add the stock. (or use stock made and kept.)
  5. Add all of these to the pot to bring to boil. Adding butter beans and warm up and mix well. Can add leaves as well.
  6. Close the lid and simmer for a while stirring now and again.
  7. Next you add broken pieces of pasta or smash some add to the mix, 
  8. Leave to simmer for 10 – 15 minutes till pasta is cooked.
  9. Cut open fresh buns or cut slices of bread in 1/3 rds. if you prefer butter them.
  10. Sometimes men love to add some soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce. To hotten it up.
  11. Serve hot in a soup bowl and add the bread or buns to a side plate. Break pieces of bread in the soup and enjoy. (you could make croutons with the cut pieces of bread.)

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