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Recipe for Minestrone Soup

  • 1/2 oz (12.5 grams) margarine, butter or good bacon dripping
  • 2 oz (50 grams) streaky bacon, diced
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 2 oz (50 grams) swede
  • 2 oz (50 grams) carrot
  • 4 oz (100 grams) potato
  • 2 1/2 pints (1.2L) light stock
  • 2 tablespoons tomato purée
  • 1 oz (25 grams) macaroni or spaghetti
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 to 6 oz (100 grams to 150 grams) cabbage
  • Pepper and salt, seasoned salt gives more piquancy

To serve

Parmesan Cheese


1.      Melt fat in large pan, add bacon and diced onion, cook 1 minute.

2.      Add celery, swede, carrot and potato, all finely-diced and fry gently for 3 to 4 minutes.

3.      Heat stock, mix in tomato purée and stir into pan of bacon and vegetables.

4.      Add macaroni or spaghetti broken into small pieces. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add sugar.

5.      Shred cabbage finely, cut into 1-inch lengths, add to pan and simmer 12 to 15 minutes until tender. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese on top.


Farm Shops near London

The following farm shops in London sell ingredients used in Minestrone Soup:

Laverstoke Park Farm Twickenham  - Farm Shop near London

Laverstoke Park Farm Twickenham

Twickenham, Richmond upon Thames

Here you will find one of the largest and we like to think the most impressive meat displays in Lond...

Back to Nature Farm Shop - Farm Shop near London

Back to Nature Farm Shop

Coulsdon, Surrey

Traditional farming, traditional breeds, traditional butchery. Back to Nature Farm Shop sells our...

Farmers Markets near London

The following farmers markets in London sell ingredients used in Minestrone Soup:

South Kensington  Farmers Market - Farmers Market near London

South Kensington Farmers Market

London, Kensington and Chelsea

9 am - 2 pm. A great selection of vegetable growers will be at this market.

Twickenham Farmers Market - Farmers Market near London

Twickenham Farmers Market

Twickenham, Richmond upon Thames