Yum : Larni’s Minestrone Soup


My delivery from Hill Street Grocers arrived with all these amazing vegetables and so I have just made a big pot of my favourite soup!

This recipe is an old family favourite – I have just added a few of my touches to it.  Mmmm … beautiful served on a cool autumn day, with crusty bread and lots of butter whilst wearing your Ugg boots!

Minestrone Soup

  • 1 pkt McKenzie’s Italian Style Soup Mix (soaked overnight)McKenzie20032
  • 2 onions
  • 2 – 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 – 5 rashers of bacon – diced
  • 3 – 4 sticks of celery – sliced
  • 2 – 3 carrots – diced
  • 1 swede – diced
  • 4 potatoes – diced
  • Half butternut pumpkin – diced
  • Brussel sprouts
  • 2 x 400g tins of tomatoes
  • 80 g dried pasta
  • Chicken stock – 4 cups +
  • Pepper & Salt
  • Italian parsley


  • Soak Italian Style Soup mix in a large pot of water overnight.  Drain and rinse
  • Heat oil and butter in a large, heavy-based saucepan over high heat. Add onion, garlic, and bacon and cook, stirring occasionally
  • Add other vegetables and sweat slowly on a low heat, with lid ajar for 15 – 20 minutes
  • Add tomatoes and simmer for another 15 minutes
  • Now add the Soup Mix, pasta and stock until all vegetables are covered and cook on low for about 20 – 30 minutes.
  • Check seasoning and serve with Italian parsley and some toasty bread with butter.

Minestrone Soup


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