Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

It FINALLY got to be winter here & when I returned home I wanted soup! I DID NOT want to go back outside & thus this minestrone was born. Really yummmmm!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Freeze pork until firm but not frozen solid. Slice into 1/4 inch slices. Then cut these into smaller slices the width of your finger & 1/2 the length of your finger.
  2. Heat oil in your favorite soup cauldron & toss pork slices in to brown.
  3. Add onion, celery & garlic. Saute with pork until onion is translucent.
  4. Add basil, potato & tomatoes. Add chicken broth & simmer for 45 minutes - 1 hour.
  5. Add zuchini & parsley - simmer 30 minutes.
  6. Serve with freshly grated Romano or Parmesan cheese & hot crusty bread (let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!).