Minestrone soup recipe

Authentic Italian Minestrone Soup Recipe

This minestrone recipe is authentic just like you'd find in Italy. Try it today and you won't be disappointed.
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Course: Primo
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: minestrone, soup, zuppa
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 459kcal
Author: Nonna Box



  • Cut the pork rind into strips.
  • Place into a saucepan the prosciutto (ham) cut into strips, together with oil, a chopped onion and parsley.
  • As soon as the onion starts to boil, add the pork rind, beans, chive, herbs, zucchini and season with freshly ground salt and pepper.
  • Let it simmer for a few minutes, add the water in which the beans have been boiled, cover the pan and let it cook at moderate heat.
  • Let it simmer, increase the heat and add pasta or rice, depending on your preference.
  • The minestrone should be dense at the end. Serve it with grated Parmesan cheese.


Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 1092mg | Potassium: 470mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4620IU | Vitamin C: 21.4mg | Calcium: 415mg | Iron: 5.1mg
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