5 from 2 votes
Speedy Minestrone Soup is ready in 30 minutes, and freezes well. This minestrone soup also is easy to reheat, so is a quick meal to make in advance.
Easy Minestrone Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Make this super easy Minestrone Soup in just 30 minutes. The soup reheats well, so is a quick meal to make in advance, and as an added bonus it can also be frozen.
Servings: 4
Calories: 773 kcal
Author: Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas
  • 6 rashers bacon chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 large celery stick chopped
  • 1 L (4 cups) chicken stock
  • 400 g (14 oz) tin plum tomatoes
  • 400 g (14 oz) tin cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 120 g (1 cup) pasta approx. 3 handfuls
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Grated Parmesan and bread to serve
  1. In a large pot, gently fry the bacon until the fat starts to render.
  2. Add the olive oil and onion. Fry the onion until it starts to soften.
  3. Add the garlic, carrot and celery.
  4. Continue to fry until the vegetables start to soften.
  5. Add the chicken stock and bay leaf.
  6. Bring the stock to the boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  7. Add the beans, tomatoes and pasta.
  8. Crush the tomatoes into the soup with the back of a spoon.
  9. Continue to simmer until the pasta is cooked.
  10. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  11. Serve in warm bowls with grated Parmesan.
Recipe Notes

If your bacon rashers are large then use three instead of the six specified above.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Minestrone Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 773 Calories from Fat 228
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.3g 39%
Cholesterol 36.3mg 12%
Sodium 694mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 98g 33%
Sugars 10.9g
Protein 40.3g 81%
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.