Easy Minestrone Soup Recipe
For Dinner Parties

We all love an easy minestrone soup recipe, as it is hearty, filling and always reliably consumed with relish.

For winter dinner parties, I make this recipe from fresh chicken stock (It is very easy) and add the traditional minestrone ingredients, although the heartiness is toned down.

Serve the soup in your best table ware with delicious homemade bread and you've got yourself a winner.

Easy Minestrone Soup


Easy Minestrone Soup Recipe

This recipe serves 6 persons.

Just Add 

•  4 cups of chicken broth

• 1/2 can red kidney beans

• 1/2 stick celery, diced finely

• 1/2 onion, diced finely

• 1 potato, diced finely

• 1 cup water

• salt and pepper to taste

• Shredded Parmesan cheese


• Pour the pre-made chicken broth into a soup pot

• Add in all the ingredients

• Bring to the boil

• Reduce heat and simmer for half an hour so that the vegetables are cooked but not soggy

• Serve in your fine china topped with shredded Parmesan cheese

Garnish with parsley if you have some.

Tips From Easy Recipes

• You can make your own chicken stock

Bring to boil a chicken carcass, with chopped celery, onion and carrots and 6 cups of water. This makes about 5 cups of broth. This is pure goodness and is the basis of all good soups.

• For entertaining, make the soup less hearty

Doesn't this soup look divine? This not-so-rustic minestrone soup is ideal for dinner parties in winter when a hot, tasty, filling soup is welcome.  You'll notice this recipe has fewer beans and potatoes, but still tastes sensational.

The traditional recipe calls for the addition of short pasta, but this has been omitted - it's just too hearty when entertaining.

• Don't overcook

Don't over cook the vegetables as the veg should still be firm when served.

Serve with:

Homemade Bread Recipes - Cheese and Olive Bread

Pumpkin Bread.

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