Claudette's Minestrone

    40 mins

    This recipe was given to me by mother-in-law, it is the greatest cool season warm-up soup ever.

    14 people made this

    Serves: 10 

    • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 5 medium carrots, chopped
    • 4 stalks celery, chopped
    • 1 yellow onion, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1/2 cup tomato paste
    • 1 (400g) can kidney beans
    • 2 litres water
    • 1 cup (110g) seashell pasta

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In a large pot combine the potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, beans, tomato paste and water. Cook over medium heat until all the vegetables are tender.
    2. Transfer soup to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Return to pot and stir in the pasta. Cook until pasta is done. Serve with Romano or Parmesan cheese, if desired.

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    This was a great,easy soup. I am not a big soup eater, but this was so full of yummy things!! it was great, especially on a cold winter day.  -  18 Mar 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was amazed that this recipe did not call for any seasonings, not even salt! The recipe itself is very bland, so I added italian seasoning and garlic salt. I would have also preferred a greater variety of vegetables. I added some spinach. After a few modifications, my family gobbled it up.  -  11 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe alone does not make minestrone soup in my opinion. It had no flavor and did not resemble any minestrone I have ever tasted. However, with this recipe and some ideas I got by looking at other minestrone recipes it turned out to be pretty tasty.  -  03 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)