Nothing Beats The Chill Better Than Minestrone Soup

For a little bit of comfort and a whole lot of warmth to chase away those winter blues, why not tuck into a hot bowl of Minestrone Soup?

Nothing Beats The Chill Better Than Minestrone Soup

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Serves 4


2 onions, diced
2 leeks, sliced and diced
3 carrots, diced
3 sticks celery, diced
2 potatoes, peeled and diced
2 small baby cabbages, shredded
¼ cup pasta (we use Divella Pasta di Semola – it must be tiny pieces)
1 packet Minestrone Soup powder
Vegetable oil
Knob of butter
1 tbsp beef stock powder
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can cannellini beans
1 chorizo sausage or a Russian (optional), halved and sliced
5 – 7 cups water
Salt, black pepper and sugar to taste
Grated Parmesan for serving


  1. Heat a little oil and a knob of butter in a deep, heavy-based pot.
  2. Add the onions and leeks, sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Add carrots, celery, potatoes and sauté a bit more. Add baby cabbage.
  4. Add stock powder and the packet of minestrone soup.
  5. Add tinned tomatoes, water and pasta.
  6. Simmer for about 20 minutes with the lid on, adding more water if needed. Stir every now and then.
  7. Add the drained cannellini beans. Taste and add salt, pepper and sugar.
  8. Add the sausage to the mix (you can fry the sliced sausage on the side before adding for more flavour if you’d like.)
  9. Serve topped generously with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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