Wintery Minestrone with Pasta and Beans

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  • Time icon
    Total Time
    35mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    440

All the classic flavors of minestrone in minutes. Hearty with pasta and beans, this warming bowl of goodness is like a hug from the inside out. Served with crusty bread, this makes a delicious lunch or dinner.

recipe updated Sep 9, 2020

Ingredients

  • Onion icon
    Onion
    1 (about 140 g)
  • Celery stalk icon
    Celery stalk
    1 (about 45 g)
  • Carrot icon
    Carrot
    1 (about 50 g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    1 (about 6 g)
  • Canned cannellini beans icon
    Canned cannellini beans
    1 cup (about 240 g)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    2 tbsp (about 27.3 g)
  • Canned chopped tomatoes icon
    Canned chopped tomatoes
    411.44 g (about 1 ¾ cups)
  • Vegetable stock icon
    Vegetable stock
    6 cups (about 1.44 kg)
  • Kale icon
    Kale
    113.5 g (about ⅔)
  • Pasta icon
    Pasta
    141.88 g (about 1 ¾ cups)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Pesto icon
    Pesto
    ¼ cup (about 61.8 g)
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    ¼ cup (about 37.8 g)
  • Rosemary icon
    Rosemary
    1 sprig
  • Rustic french bread icon
    Rustic french bread
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Large saucepan
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

Step preview

  1. Add olive oil to a clean large saucepan
  2. Heat - medium heat
  3. Add onion, celery stalk and carrot to the large saucepan
  4. Cook until softened - 5 min, medium heat
  5. Add garlic clove to the large saucepan
  6. Cook - 1 min, medium heat
  7. Pour canned chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock into the large saucepan
  8. Add rosemary to the large saucepan
  9. Boil then reduce heat
  10. Simmer - 15 min
  11. Add kale and pasta to the large saucepan
  12. Cook - 7 min
  13. Stir in canned cannellini beans to the large saucepan
  14. Heat until warmed through
  15. Season with salt & pepper
  16. Ladle soup into 4 medium bowls
  17. Drizzle with pesto
  18. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese
  19. Serve with rustic french bread
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