Minestrone soup – about 20p a portion

A quick rummage around in the fridge yesterday produced some veg that needed using up. Too much to throw away, but too little to make a meal, I decided to make soup. The finished result was tasty, cheap and nutritious, and I think i’m finally getting the hang of the soup maker!

I used:

2 carrots, diced
1 onion, finely chopped
1 small courgette, diced
5 cabbage leaves picked straight from the garden and chopped finely
a handful of brussels that had grown loose – finely chopped
1 can of chopped tomatoes
1 vegetable stock cube
approx 10 sticks of spaghetti, broken into pieces

I fried the onion in the bottom of  the soup maker, then added all the rest of the veg, stock cube and bits of spaghetti. I then filled the jug up to 1400ml, and let it work its magic. (Brought to the boil, then simmered for about 20 mins).

End product… delish!

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2 thoughts on “Minestrone soup – about 20p a portion

    • It’s great. Quite expensive at about £100, but I’ll be able to make soup from all the veg that’s not quite good enough for the table. I did some on Christmas day with the stock that the gammon had boiled in. It makes it easier to use everything up and not waste anything.

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