Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.


Most Helpful

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.

Gerry July 11, 2008

We really enjoyed this soup. I was a little concerned when putting the ingredients in the pot it would have enough flavor, but it had a great flavor. I made a couple of minor changes, I used northern beans instead of the snap peas and I used a little less broth, and I used 50/50 on vegetable and chicken broth, also used a little more pasta, as we like a lot of pasta in our minestrone soup. But definitely will make again. Made for ZWT 2008.

morgainegeiser May 27, 2008

Recipetag- For such a simple recipe it gives robust flavor. I did add in extra garlic, personal preference. I also cooked my pasta seperate in case there were left overs ten the noodles could be added individually and not get soggy. I loved the bacon flavor in the soup. I also used a paper towel to soak up the bacon fat before adding in the other ingredients. Will make this again as it goes together very quickly. Thanks Julie

Chef1MOM-Connie April 03, 2008

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