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Thick, rich and so delicious simple Minestrone soup on a cold day – best comfort food, especially served with crusty bread

Thick, rich and so delicious simple Minestrone soup on a cold day – best comfort food, especially served with crusty bread

This Minestrone soup recipe is thick, rich and so delicious on a cold day. Soup is and will always be the number one comfort food, and I can never have enough recipes !

And tomato based soups are my family’s absolute favorite.

I usually make the soup from whatever vegetables I have leftover in the refrigerator.

The possibilities are really endless when it comes to ingredients. In most soups, really, but especially in a Minestrone !

Thick, rich and so delicious simple Minestrone soup on a cold day – best comfort food, especially served with crusty bread

However, I do have to single out this specific recipe as it caused quite the rave in our household the first time.

Everyone had seconds and even third helpings. Good thing I normally make double batches when it comes to soups and chowders.

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I would have used two or three fresh Tomatoes if I had any, but did not. Fortunately I always have a couple of tins of Tomatoes, different flavors, chopped, whole etc.

You can use whichever you choose, canned or fresh because a Minestrone just won’t be the same without Tomatoes, right ?

Thick, rich and so delicious simple Minestrone soup on a cold day – best comfort food, especially served with crusty bread

For a delicious quick bread recipe link, scroll a little down after the recipe !

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Minestrone

Yield: 8 Servings

Minestrone

Minestrone

Thick, rich and so delicious simple Minestrone soup on a cold day – best comfort food, especially served with crusty bread

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 4 t Fresh Garlic, crushed
  • 1 TB Vegetable Oil
  • 1 t Dried Chili Flakes
  • 1 can (410g) Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 Potatoes, peeled and cubed small
  • 3 Celery Ribs, chopped
  • 3 Carrots, peeled, chopped or grated
  • 1 TB Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Tomato Paste
  • 2 TB White Onion Soup Powder
  • 8 cups Water
  • 200 g Spaghetti, broken in smaller pieces ( 6 oz )
  • 1/4 cup Parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro Leaves, chopped
  • 2 cups Sausages, sliced thinly, (your choice of type used)

Instructions

  1. Heat Oil in a large saucepan, with a lid – saute the Onion and garlic until soft
  2. Add the Chili Flakes, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Celery, Carrots, Sugar and Tomato Paste – stir through
  3. Dissolve the Soup Powder in the Water and add to the saucepan – bring to the boil
  4. Add the broken Spaghetti, Parsley and Cilantro – lower heat, cover and simmer 40 – 45 minutes or until the Vegetables are soft
  5. Just before serving : Fry the Sausage slices in a little Oil for a few minutes – place on paper towels to drain excess oil

Notes

Top the Minestrone with the cooked Sausage slices and serve

Nutrition Information

Yield

8 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 307Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 36mgSodium 622mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 3gSugar 7gProtein 11g

Nutrition value is not always accurate

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Jamie Sherman

Wednesday 10th of February 2016

Brian loves minestrone! It's such a comforting dish!

Evelyn Osborn

Tuesday 9th of February 2016

This is exactly what we need after spending the day working on the Ranch! Love the addition of chili flakes! Comfort foodies at its best!

Becky Douglas

Thursday 4th of February 2016

That looks great, especially with the tomato bread. I'm not surprised people wanted extra servings :-)

Syahran Syah

Thursday 4th of February 2016

Wow..It's my favorite..Thanks Linda.

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