Minestrone soup

Minestrone soup

Smoky bacon minestrone soup is rich in flavour and packed with nutritious winter vegetables. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and can be topped with a generous sprinkle of parmesan
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Cook the lardons in a non-stick pan for 5 minutes until the fat renders down and they start to crisp. Add the leeks, stir, and put a lid on. Cook gently, stirring now and then for 10 minutes, until soft.
  2. Step 2

    Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Add the parmesan rind, if using, and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the pasta and simmer until almost tender then add the greens and cook for 3-4 minutes. Fish out the parmesan rind and discard. Spoon the soup into bowls and serve with extra parmesan if you like.