Welcome to my soup maker homemade minestrone soup.
I love soups that I can make that will fill quite a few bowls and that feel like I have got value for money out of the ingredients.
What I hate about carrot soup, broccoli soup and even cauliflower soup is that is feels like I need a huge amount of vegetables to get four decent sized bowls.
That is why I like minestrone and the way I can get six bowls of it together.
If you were asked a hundred people to name a popular family soup the likelihood is that the majority would name minestrone.
You can see why – it is hearty, it is perfect for the kids, it is simple to make and it is a very frugal soup recipe.
I must admit though, that the first time I tried minestrone soup it was out of a packet. It was not homemade like most of us have and it was more like a cup a soup.
But since testing and tweaking recipes I have finally found my dream minestrone soup and this is it…
Soup Maker Homemade Minestrone Soup
- Soup Maker
- 6 Large Carrots
- 3 Medium Mushrooms
- 1 Medium Onion
- Handful Brussel Sprouts
- ½ Bag Of Spinach
- 3 Fresh Tomatoes
- 1 Can Tinned Tomatoes
- 1 Can Kidney Beans
- 50 g Frozen Peas
- 2 Tsp Garlic Puree
- 2 Tsp Tomato Puree
- 100 g Pasta ditalini or similar
- 150 ml Water
- 1 Tsp Oregano
- 1 Tsp Rosemary
- Handful Bay Leaves
- Salt & Pepper
- Peel the carrots and the onion. Dice the onion, tomato, carrots and the mushrooms and add them to your soup maker.
- Add the brussel sprouts, spinach, tinned tomatoes, kidney beans, peas, pasta and seasoning.
- Pour the water over and cook for 25 minutes on the chunky soup feature.