Italpasta Classic Minestrone

This comforting classic is a hearty soup perfect for cold weather. Try doubling this recipe so you can pack leftovers in lunches.

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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins
Serves: 8



  • Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottom saucepan set over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, garlic, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes or until tender. Stir in tomato paste; cook for 2 minutes.
  • Pour in broth and diced tomatoes; add kidney beans and bay leaf. Simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender and soup is thickened. Stir in ditali and spinach; cook for 10 minutes or until shells are tender and spinach has wilted. Adjust seasoning to taste. Discard bay leaf. Serve with Swiss chard microgreens or Parmesan cheese.


Add 1/2 lb (250 g) chopped bacon with the onions to add a nice smoky flavour.

Nutritional Analysis

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7.5g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 502mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g