10 Minute Minestrone Soup

It’s officially winter in our house, which means the jumpers are out, the heating on and soup is being made. We love soup. What’s not to love…it can be packed with veggies, warms you up and is easy to make.

Yesterday was a rush around day and I knew we were out over lunch so would come back home starving, wanting an instant late munch. So whilst baby had her lunch I threw together this 10 minute Minestrone number. The added bonus being it was made from store cupboard ingredients and our version was wheat/gluten free, plus baby friendly 🙂

Here’s what I did…

Put 1 tin of chopped tomatoes in a pan with 1 litre hot water and a salt stock cube (gluten free and low salt in our case), of course you could use fresh stock if you are clever enough to have some. As this all comes up to simmer add in some broken up thin noodles or spaghetti. We used rice vermicelli which cooks almost as soon as it hits the water. Whilst that is simmering for a couple of minutes, dash to your freezer and pull out a bag of frozen veggies, add about 300g. Let the whole thing simmer for a few minutes, season well and there it is. Soup in 10 minutes. Enjoy.

What’s your favourite soup? I’d love to hear your recipes.

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6 Responses to “10 Minute Minestrone Soup”

  1. Suzie
    24 November, 2011 at 07:40 #

    Mine has to be Spinach soup – also 10 mins. Each time we go to the market I buy a huge bundle of fresh Spinach for 1€ and make a huge pan of this scrummy very nutritious soup. I add a veg stock cube; 1 onion, 2 cloves of garlic; season with lemon juice & balsamic vinegar. As the pan of soup is on its second day I add a can of chopped toms to give it a slightly different flavour. Makes a great pasta sauce too!!! The possibilities are endless!

    • 24 November, 2011 at 21:46 #

      Sounds yummy, have been thinking of putting some more spinach down to grown over the winter, may do so and get souping 🙂

  2. 24 November, 2011 at 12:04 #

    Love it, simple & looks delicious 🙂 x

    • 24 November, 2011 at 21:44 #

      Thanks Emma, it was delicious 🙂 Whole pan went in one meal….hungry husband!

  3. 25 November, 2011 at 11:14 #

    I never have frozen veggies in. You have inspired me, this could be the answer to a few troublesome post work evenings.

    I LOVE soups, sadly, my kids are not so keen.
    Favourite for me is my butternut squash and bacon, but also the carrot and coriander is pretty tasty.

  4. 26 November, 2011 at 07:26 #

    This soup is even better with a dollop of pesto in it. Dee frozen veggies are just as good as fresh ones and can be a great emergency stand-by or quick cooking aid. Plus they are great value for money.

    I may try a cauliflower soup today as it’s cauliflower season 🙂

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