Minestrone soup

minestrone soupAnother great recipe from AK‘s complete baby & toddler meal planner.

I’ve made this a few times now & it’s dead easy to make.  I always seem to be missing at least one of the ingredients (when this photo was taken it was missing potato & green beans), but it doesn’t seem to matter as it’s always gone down well with the kids.

When DD2 was very small (8 months) I used to pureed it up for her as it kept falling off the spoon, but she soon got the hang of grabbing the bits out of the bowl 🙂


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 0.5 small onion, finely chopped
  • 0.5 leek, white part only, washed & finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled & diced
  • 0.5 celery stalk, diced
  • 100g french beans, cut into 1 cm lengths
  • 1 potato, peeled & diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp tomato puree
  • 1.2 litres low salt veg stock
  • 3 tbsp frozen peas
  • 50g very small pasta shapes


  1. heat the oil in a large pan & fry the onions & leek for 2 minutes.
  2. then add the carrot, celery, french beans, potato & parsley and saute for 4 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomato puree & cook for 1 minute
  4. pour over the stock & simmer, covered, for 20 minutes
  5. add the pasta, then frozen peas & simmer until they are cooked (5-10mins)

Vegetarian. One husband, Two cats, Three kids.

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