Quick Minestrone

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Julie Bs Hive

Just what the name implies - quick! I double this one all the time.

Top Review by Gerry

When doing soup I often have three soup pots going - then cool and fill the freezer making for a good selection to choose from for those days when I am not in. Of course always enjoying a bowl. Other then adding a steam/leaf of Italian parsley when cooking I made as posted using the chopped parsley as directed in the recipe. Next time will bring out the super size pot and make a double batch.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a 5-quart kettle cook bacon over medium heat until it begins to brown; mix in onion, mushrooms, garlic and a carrots. Cook, stirring, until onion is soft. Add broth, tomatoes (coarsely chopped and with liquid), salt, basil, thyme and pepper. Bring to boiling. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Bring soup to boiling and add pasta. Bring again to boiling and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until nearly tender, about 10 minutes. Add peas and parsley, boil for 2 minutes.
  3. Taste; add salt, if needed. Serve soup with cheese and add to taste.
  4. Serve with Italian bread sticks.

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