Calamonicia Minestrone

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
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Minestrone is a classic Italian dish that you will love! You must try this......the original way.

Top Review by UmmBinat

Made this more than once and it was so good for DH and I every time. I replaced the kidney/navy beans with red beans twice and used navy the other time. I added an extra garlic clove, and used very crushed canned tomatoes so there werent any tomato lumps. I added already cooked chunks of chicken thy/leg which added even more flavour. I used frozen green peas, which I added near the end of cooking time. I added canned brown type fava beans once, was good. I replaced the potatoes with some seeded chopped green zucchini each time (goes better with pasta). I used homemade chicken stock in a lesser quantity and I replaced the spaghetti/rice with rice shell pasta (gluten-free) too make it look nicer. I will definitely make this one again and again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak dried beans overnight.
  2. Drain.
  3. Pour oil into soup pot.
  4. Add garlic, onion, & vegetables.
  5. Cover pot & simmer 15 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Add soaked beans, soup stock, & seasonings.
  7. Cover & simmer until beans are tender, about 1 1/4 hours.
  8. Add spaghetti or rice, & simmer 15 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.
  9. Serve hot with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

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