Chunky Bacon Minestrone Soup

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1 medium
Red onion - peeled and roughly chopped
1 tbsp
Olive oil
1 large
Garlic clove - peeled and finely chopped
4 medium
Bacon rashes - chopped
1 large
Carrot - peeled and finely chopped
1/2 whole
Leek - finely chopped
1/2 whole
Courgette - finely chopped
400 g tin
Chopped tomatoes
1 3/4 Pint
Vegetable stock
2 tbsp
Tomato Puree
1 tsp
50 grams
1 handful
Mature cheddar cheese - grated
Chunky Bacon Minestrone Soup
  1. Fry the onion in the oil it a large pan (I used a le creuset) for 5 mins. Add all the vegetables and the bacon and fry for another 5 minutes, stirring often so the ingredients does not stick. Add the chopped tomatoes, stock, puree and tomatoes and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover and leave to simmer for 40 minutes. Taste after this time to check your veg are done as if you have cut quite large pieces it may need a little longer.
  2. Break the spaghetti into small pieces and add to the soup, leave to simmer for 20 mins. You will need to stir this occasionally.
  3. Season and serve topped with grated cheese. Edam is good but it leave you with a very messy chin so is often safer to go for a mature cheddar.


  1. PurplePumpernickel said on February 24, 2018 Reply

    I love chunky soups!!! This sounds like one of them!

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    1. homemadewithmess said on February 27, 2018 Reply

      It is indeed, and is one of my favourites that I make all the time!

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