How to make it

  • Heat the olive oil in a deep saucepan and sweat the bacon.
  • Add the onion, garlic, celery, carrot and salt. Sauté for about 7-8 minutes
  • Add the tomato paste and beans and cook a further 2-3 minutes
  • Add the tomatoes, parsley, bay leaves and the stock.
  • Bring to the boil and let simmer for 40 to 50 minutes.
  • Add the pasta, stir and cook for 9 minutes
  • Add the cannellini beans and simmer for another 5 minutes
  • Check the season, adding more salt and pepper if necessary and add the tomato sauce.
  • To serve, remove the bay leaves and pour into bowls.
  • Grate parmesan on top and serve with crusty bread

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  • cherriepie 9 years ago
    thanks! i like this recipe too :)
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    " It was excellent "
    virtualsteve ate it and said...
    This Minestrone is in a word, superb. :)
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  • pintobean 10 years ago
    This sounds good!
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