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Minestrone Soup

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This recipe is in category Soups and Sauces,
About this recipe:
Difficulty: not rated
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Number of servings: Depends on the amount of stock you use
Serving suggestions: With bread or garlic bread
This is a vegetarian recipe

This is Thomas and Harry's soup, one of the soups made by pupils for the Spaldwick Community Primary School Soup Competition.


This recipe uses seasonal ingredients, some are optional

Making and cooking it

This needs to be a hearty soup but not a stew, so you need to adjust the amount of ingredients and the amount of stock

  1. Take a large saucepan and add some olive oil and put on a low heat
  2. Add the chopped onion and the garlic and soften in the oil
  3. Add the bacon and black pepper and cook for a few minutes, then add the carrot and tomato paste (if using)
  4. Once stir fried for a few minutes, add  the fresh or tinned tomatoes
  5. Leave to heat while you add some hot water to the stock cube in a bowl
  6. Add the stock to the saucepan, once simmering add your choice of vegetables
  7. Allow to simmer until the carrot has softened
  8. Add pasta and fresh herbs (dried herbs would need to be added earlier)
  9. Add more stock, if required
  10. Simmer for a few minutes and then serve with a garnish of grated Red Leicester cheese