A hearty recipe for Thermomix Minestrone Soup packed full of wholesome veggies. Enjoy it on its own or with fresh Thermomix Soft Bread Rolls.
This recipe works in the TM5 & TM6 only. It is not suitable for the TM31 due to the quantity.
This is the best Minestrone! Don't be put off by the long list of ingredients; they are all worth it. It's wholesome enough to be a complete meal, and it tastes even better with some homemade Soft Bread Rolls, Focaccia or Sourdough.
This recipe has been tested in the TM5 & TM6. The bowl of the TM31 is smaller; therefore, the quantity of this recipe will be too much.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Hearty, wholesome and delicious.
- A one (Thermomix) bowl wonder.
- It makes a big batch which keeps well in the fridge or freezer.
Note: The full quantities are shown in the recipe card below.
Onion - peeled and cut in half.
Garlic clove - peeled.
Olive oil - use extra virgin olive oil.
Bacon - cooked in a frying pan until crispy, then cut into small pieces.
Carrots - diced.
Celery stalks - thinly sliced.
Potato - peeled and cut into 2cm cubes.
Zucchini - diced (no need to peel).
Dried oregano - or fresh oregano.
Chicken stock - use a good low-sodium brand such as Campbells from a carton. You could also use vegetable stock.
Crushed tomatoes - I recommend the brand Muti as they are less watery than other tinned tomatoes.
Tomato puree - any brand will do.
Small pasta shells - or other small pasta such as macaroni or elbows.
Cannellini beans - or borlotti beans or kidney beans.
Note: This is a summary of the instructions. The full ingredients and instructions are shown in the recipe card below.
1. Saute the onions and garlic until soft.
2. Add the vegetables, stock, tomatoes, tomato puree and oregano and cook for 10 minutes. Use the simmering basket or splatter guard to prevent splatters.
3. Add the pasta and cook for 12 minutes.
4. Add the beans and cooked bacon and cook for a minute until heated through.
It's vital not to exceed the MAX line in the Thermomix bowl. Reduce the amount of stock liquid if so.
Vegetarian option: Omit the bacon and use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.
Spicy option: Add a teaspoon or two of dried chilli flakes.
Gluten-Free option: Use gluten-free pasta.
FAQs & Expert Tips
Minestrone soup will last up to three days in the fridge.
Yes, it's possible to freeze Minestrone soup, which will last up to three months in the freezer.
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