Minestrone Soup In Soup Maker. How to make the most delicious Italian minestrone soup from scratch using your soup maker.
You will love how easy it is to make a pasta loaded soup in the soup maker. Whether you have a Morphy Richards soup maker, Tefal soup maker or the Ninja hot and cold blender, this is a perfect for a winter warmer.
Originally shared in 2016, this minestrone soup maker recipe has been updated with new pictures and even more ideas.
Do you have a soup maker and want something beyond a creamy blended soup? Maybe you are bored of soup maker cauliflower soup and soup maker chicken soup and want something a little different and want to take your soup maker skills to the next level.
That is when this yummy minestrone soup becomes your next must cook soup maker recipe.
Using the sauté function for sauteing the bacon and then cooking the pasta for the last few minutes of cooking makes this pasta soup even easier to cook.
The idea of making an authentic minestrone soup recipe on the stovetop feels like hard work, yet get out your soup maker and follow our minestrone recipe step by step instructions and you have a comforting soup for those winter days.
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Authentic Minestrone Soup Recipe
If you are making a minestrone soup, I am sure like me, you want something that is authentic.
If you were to describe minestrone soup, then you would think of it as a thick Italian soup, that is like heaven in a bowl.
It will usually include:
- Pasta or Rice
We have all these ingredients in our soup maker minestrone. Though for veggies it is recommended to always have carrots, celery, and onion for the flavour.
You can also mix and match ingredients to make it your own, which we will be showing you how to do today.
Is Minestrone Soup Healthy For You?
Yes, this recipe for minestrone soup is healthy and perfect for a whole foods diet. If you follow a healthy diet, my only ingredient sub that I would recommend is swapping white pasta for wholegrain.
Or if you are looking for a recipe for minestrone soup that is suitable for slimming world then this is perfect.
This slimming world minestrone soup recipe is very low in syns and freezes well too. You can also use healthy extras to keep it low and only really need to think about the extra virgin olive oil and what type of tomato paste you use.
Minestrone Soup With Bacon
Confession time. I was focusing on a quick minestrone soup recipe that I could make in the soup maker and what scared me was adding the bacon.
Minestrone soup with bacon is such a key ingredient and I was worried that I would burn the bottom of my soup maker.
I put the bacon in first with extra virgin olive oil for a sauté, and it worked like a dream. And just like frying bacon in a pan, left an amazing flavour before the other minestrone soup ingredients are added.
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Minestrone Soup Ingredients
Bacon – I prefer to use a couple of slices of bacon and then cut it up into chunks. You can also use bacon bits if you prefer.
Pasta – You are looking for small pasta that doesn’t take your attention away from your homemade minestrone. We used small macaroni but anything similar will do.
Vegetables – Its recommended to start with celery, carrots and onion and then mix and match with other ingredients. We used celery, carrots, onion, potato, green beans, and garlic.
Stock – I love to make my own instant pot vegetable stock and then freeze it into portions. I can then defrost and load into vegetable soups.
Tomatoes – You can use any type of tinned tomatoes. You can also use Italian seasoned ones for extra flavour.
Seasonings – I recommend for the best homemade minestrone that you include salt, pepper, oregano, tomato pasta and Worcester sauce. Though I wanted more flavour and used some Moroccan tomato paste in my fridge that needed using up.
Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this minestrone soup from scratch it has just been our Ninja Soup Maker. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of soup maker recipes.
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How To Make Minestrone Soup?
- Sauté. Start by sauteing your bacon in the soup maker with some extra virgin olive oil.
- Load. Then load up your soup maker with everything but the pasta, white wine, and seasonings.
- Beeps. Put your soup on the chunky soup setting and it will automatically set it to 28 or 30 minutes depending on your soup maker brand.
- Reload. After 10 minutes add in the rest of your ingredients and cook for the rest of the cook time.
And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to make a chunky minestrone soup in your soup maker.
Minestrone Soup Tips & Tricks
- After the sauté, add the stock first. This will provide liquid at the bottom of your soup maker and stop it from sticking or burning.
- Use frozen chopped garlic. It’s a total life saver when it comes to prep work for soups and stews. Then you can just get a little out of the freezer as and when you need it.
- Serve with some bread rolls for the ultimate evening meal. The kids will love you feeding them this healthy soup, after all they have pasta, bacon and then bread to dunk, all in one meal.
Interesting Soup Maker Trick – You have a lack of room with soup makers, add quick cooking ingredients last and then you will be able to fit more in your soup maker. If you want to see this in action, check out our speed soup video.
Can you make ahead your minestrone soup? Yes, you can. I often do this to save on time. You can also put the soup maker back on for 5 minutes and it will warm it up for you.
Can You Freeze Minestrone Soup?
Yes, you can. I recommend for freezing minestrone soup, that you use a glass bottom, plastic top container as they are brilliant for storage.
Like we have done below with our soup:
And don’t forget to label it so that you know what it is!
Then defrost and place back into the soup maker and put it on chunky soup for 5 minutes and then press cancel and it will then have warmed through.
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Minestrone Soup In Soup Maker
10 Minutes Later:
- Dice your bacon and load into the soup maker with extra virgin olive oil. Sauté for 5 minutes. Cancel sauté. Whilst the soup maker is doing the bacon peel and dice your vegetables.
- Add in the vegetable stock and tinned tomatoes first and stir.
- Then add in everything else from the main ingredients list, stir and then place the lid on your soup maker.
- Cook for 10 minutes on the chunky soup setting. After 10 minutes remove the lid and add all the 10 minutes later ingredients and stir.
- Cook for a further 20 minutes before serving with warm crusty bread.