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Minestrone Soup For One | One Dish Kitchen
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4.45 from 9 votes

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keyword: soup
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 538kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Equipment

  • 2 quart saucepan

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

    Notes

    Expert Tips
    • 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.

    Nutrition

    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