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Classic Minestrone
8 Serves
0:15 prep
0:50 cook
Winter Warmers Classic Minestrone

A classic Leggo's recipe for Italian Minestrone soup

8 serves
0:15 prep
0:50 cook


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 rashers bacon, chopped
  • 3 sticks celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon beef stock powder
  • 375g jar Leggo’s Tomato Paste
  • ½ cup dry macaroni pasta
  • 420g can red kidney beans, drained
  • Shaved parmesan cheese, basil leaves and crusty bread, for serving
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Step 1

Heat oil in a large saucepan, sauté onion, garlic and bacon for 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned.

Step 2

Add celery, carrots, water, stock powder and Leggo’s Tomato Paste. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Stir in macaroni and kidney beans, simmer for a further 15 minutes or until macaroni is cooked, stirring occasionally. Season to taste.

Step 4

Serve garnished with shaved parmesan cheese, basil leaves and crusty bread.

Tip Cannellini beans or borlotti beans may be used in this recipe instead of red kidney beans.