Beef, Potato & Basil Pesto Soup

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I love pesto & potatoes so I have to put this one in my recipes to try when I have time. Serves 1.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 leek, pale section only, thinly sliced
  • 1 small potato, peeled, and chopped (125g)
  • 1 12 cups beef stock (375ml, made from stock cubes)
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped (60g)
  • 50 g green beans, topped, halved
  • 100 g filet of beef, thinly sliced across the grain
  • 1 tablespoon of bought basil pesto


  1. Heat a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Spray with oil.
  3. Add leek and potato and cook, stirring for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the stock and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes
  5. Add the zucchini and beans and simmer for a further 3 minutes or until tender.
  6. Taste and season with salt if needed.
  7. Add the beef.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Set aside for 1-2 minutes.
  10. Ladle the soup into a serving bowl.
  11. Add the pesto.
  12. Serve.
Most Helpful

I made this tasty soup however; I made 6 servings and I cheated and made it in a way that fits my busy schedule better . Since stews and soups cook so well in the crock pot I decided to use mine for this recipe. Once the smells started to permeate the air I couldn't wait any longer, so I ladled out a smidge and cooked it in the microwave. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing. Made and Reviewed for the 24th AUS/NZ Recipe Swap Jan. 09

Chef Buggsy Mate January 07, 2009

Excellent soup and very healthy. I'm not much into soups but this is simple and yet marvelous. No overpowering taste at all. It's also like a one dish meal since it has veggies, meat and it's very filling.

Pneuma April 25, 2008