This is my tasty, quick and easy take on Minestrone soup and a firm favourite at Thrifty Towers.
It’s a perfect winter warmer which can be batch cooked and frozen if you want something you can just take out in a rush.
One of the great things about this recipe is you can alter the ingredients to suit your taste, or to simply to make use of any veg you have left in the fridge that needs using up.
Every time I make this there is usually a different ingredient from the last time, making it a robust recipe that you can use to eliminate food waste and maiximise every penny of your shopping budget.
I made this one in a large saucepan on the hob which takes longer, but if you’re pressed for time and have a pressure cooker you could do this in around 25 mins!
- 1/3 Red cabbage shredded
- Sweetheart cabbage shredded
- 3 carrots chopped roughly
- 3 sticks of celery chopped roughly
- 1 Leek roughly
- 2 red onions diced
- 2 tins or cartons of chopped tomatoes
- 2 chicken stock pots
- Spaghetti broken around 4 times
- Salt and pepper
- Mixed herbs
- Garlic powder
How to make DJT’s Minestrone soup
- Chop the veg and throw it all into a large saucepan or pressure cooker.
- Add the broken spaghetti, tomatoes and chicken stock with enough water to cover the contents in the pan (it will reduce).
- Season with salt and pepper and 1 tsp of garlic powder and 2 tsps of mixed herbs.
- Bring to the boil then turn down to a medium low heat for approx 60 mins and cover with a lid.
- If using a pressure cooker cook for 25 mins.
- Stir frequently.
DJT’s Minestrone soup, DONE 👌
This made around 8 portions and cost absolutely pennies.
Mix it up with whatever veg you have left in the fridge and never waste a thing again!
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