Winter Warmers: Minestrone Soup

Well my darling Leila is almost 7 weeks old and blossoming beautifully. We aren’t in a routine yet so its hard to plan my day, let alone cook dinner. Lucky I cooked lots of meals before her birth and froze them for this busy time. unfortunately my cooked freezer meals have run out so its time to start cooking again. I am trying to cook as much as possible but its proving to be a hard juggling act with Leila and Leroy. However I am determined to try to get dinner on the table, as fresh, healthy and delicious as I possibly can. Last night i made a yummy minestrone soup, really craving warm vegetables as winter sinks in. It was delicious, I didn’t have any complaints however Leroy didn’t eat all the vegetables but he made a good attempt.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 leek, sliced thin
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 1 broccoli bunch, chopped
  • 2 large potatoes, diced
  • 150g greens beans, chopped
  • 2 litres vegetable stock
  • 800g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can lentils
  • 100g pasta (your choice)
  • 1 tub tomato paste, use 2/3
  • 4 celery stalks, diced
  • Parmesan cheese to serve


  • Cook pasta according to pack instructions. Return to pan to keep warm.
  • Heat oil in pan and cook leek and carrot for 4 minutes, then add potato and cook for a further 4 minutes. Then add celery, zucchini, broccoli, green beans, tomato paste, stir for 2 minutes. Add stock, can tomatoes and 1 cup of water. Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Season to taste.
  • Add the can lentils and stir in cooked pasta. Serve with parmesan.





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4 responses to “Winter Warmers: Minestrone Soup”

  1. Kate says :

    Yum yum yum! You’re a great Mummy Ange. 🙂

  2. Claudia Voisey says :

    You are doing great getting fresh dinner on the table with Leila only 7 weeks old and Leroy !!

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