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A blue bowl with minestrone soup
Bacon Minestrone Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Bacon Minestrone Soup, a hearty dish made with simple ingredients and minimum effort. It's a quick and easy recipe that can be enjoyed by the whole family, and it's a perfect weekday dinner when time is short.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: hearty soups
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 459 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 1 cup bacon lardons
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes (400 g, 13 oz)
  • 1 cup pasta
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 cup kidney beans
  • 3 cups chicken stock/broth
  • 1 tsp mixed Italian herbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 knob of butter
  1. In a large pot, add the bacon lardons can fry until golden brown.

  2. Remove from the heat, and set aside.

  3. In the same pot, melt the butter, and add the peeled and chopped onion - fry until it begins to soften, then add the peeled and chopped garlic and chopped tomatoes.

  4. Leave to cook for 2-3 minutes so it can bubble up, then add the peeled and chopped potatoes, carrot, celery, beans, cooked bacon and stock.

  5. Leave to cook with the lid on until the veggies are tender.

  6. Throw in the frozen spinach, herbs, and season with salt and pepper.

  7. Serve hot!

Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Bacon Minestrone Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 459 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 992mg41%
Potassium 782mg22%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 7209IU144%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.