Minestrone Soup For One
Minestrone Soup Recipe – Easy single serving soup recipe made with vegetables, bacon and pasta. The perfect recipe when you are craving a great bowl of hearty soup but don’t want the leftovers.
Servings: 1 serving
- 2 strips bacon
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 1 clove garlic , minced
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/2 cup canned red beans , rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes
- 3/4 cup frozen mixed vegetables
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup small shaped pasta
Slice the bacon into 1/4-inch pieces and cook in a medium-sized pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally until bacon is crisp. Remove bacon from pot and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
Add the chopped onions to the pot and cook 2-3 minutes until translucent.
Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.
Stir in the Worcestershire Sauce, the red beans, the diced tomatoes and the mixed vegetables. Stir for 1 minute.
Add the chicken broth and stir in the cooked bacon.
Season with salt and pepper and bring to a gentle boil.
Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the pasta and cook on low heat until pasta is al dente, about 4 minutes.
Pour into a bowl and serve.
- This minestrone soup recipe is very flexible. I most often use chicken broth because that is what I always keep in my pantry, feel free to use beef or vegetable broth instead.
- Cook the pasta until it is al dente (meaning it has a little bite to it) because it will continue cooking after you remove it from the stove.
- If you aren't eating the soup right away, cook the pasta separately and add it to the minestrone when you are ready to eat it. Otherwise, the pasta will get mushy.
- Remember to customize your soup with ingredients you already have. From small shaped pastas to beans and vegetables, any will work well here.
- Consider adding a protein to your soup. Make a chicken minestrone using leftover chicken or beef minestrone made with cooked ground beef.
- Use rice instead of pasta. If you choose to use rice, I recommend cooking it separately to ensure it is properly cooked.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 1355mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 7072IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 5mg