Minestrone Soup Recipe


  • 2 large tomatoes
  • ½ turnip
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 rasher streaky bacon – chopped
  • 1 or 2 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 2 pints of vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sprig of thyme
  • Sprig of parsley
  • Blade of mace
  • Bay leaf
  • 1 oz macaroni
  • ½ small white cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  1. Skin the tomatoes, clean and prepare the turnip and celery. Slice the vegetables finely.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan and fry the chopped bacon and then the sliced vegetables.
  3. Add the crushed garlic, stock, salt and pepper and the herbs tied in a piece of muslin.
  4. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 30 minutes.
  5. Add the washed macaroni (small cut is best) and the finely shredded cabbage.
  6. Simmer gently for another 30 minutes.
  7. Add the chopped parsley just before serving.

Nice if served with grated cheese handed around separately.

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