• Serves 6
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 12 Ingredients


Serve with fresh crusty bread

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 Rashers trimmed bacon, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 stick celery, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 5 cups beef stock
  • 1 can lightly crushed whole tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 150 grams green beans, trimmed and cut into 4 cm lengths
  • 1/4 cup risoni
  • 400 gram can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley


  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, bacon, carrot, celery and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until browned
  2. Add stock, tomatoes and puree and simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender
  3. Add green beans and pasta and cook for 8 minutes or until pasta is cooked
  4. Stir through white beans and parsley and cook for 1 minute.


Tastes even better if you let it sit for a day.

  • A real hearty soup meal and perfect with buttered crusty bread


  • I love making homemade veggie soup and minestrone is the best!


  • Yum, thanks for the recipe. Will love this in the cooler months.


  • Lovely recipe – thanks for sharing.


  • Minestrone would have to be one of my favourite soups for filling hungry tummies.


  • a lovely soup and so healthy


  • Minestone is delicious and so healthy,love your recipe!


  • Minestrone is one of my go to meals in winter.

    • It is one of our go to soups and meals too – just hard to match.


  • try this in the slow cooker! thanks for posting


  • I love minestrone, thanks for sharing


  • Minestrone is a nice hearty meal of all time


  • i do a slow cook minestrone which is so yummy


  • This is exactly like my recipe. Can’t go wrong with Minestrone!


  • YUM!! I have done pumpkin and chicken and vegie soup this winter but forgot to try Minestrone!! Need to get my act together while it is still cold enough here :D


  • great minestrone, will try adding bacon next time too, thanks for sharing


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