My Mother's Veggie Minestrone Soup

My Mother's Veggie Minestrone Soup

I've been eating this vegetable soup since I was a child. With tons of veggies, it'll surely warm you up.


1 clove
Bay leaf
✿ Bacon
3 slices
✿ Onion
✿ Carrot
♡ Green bell pepper
♡ Potato
♡ Celery
1/2 stalk
♡ Canned tomatoes, water
1 can + 2 cans worth of water (about 500 ml)
♡ Consomme bouillon cubes
♥ Salt and pepper
To taste
♥ Tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon
Parmesan cheese
To taste
Dried celery and parsley
To taste


1. Combine olive oil, garlic, and the bay leaf in a pot, turn on the heat, then sauté.
2. When the garlic becomes aromatic, add the ingredients marked ✿, and sauté.
3. When the ingredients from Step 2 are lightly cooked, (when the onions become translucent), add the ingredients marked with ♡, and increase to high heat.
4. Bring to a boil, skim the scum, simmer on low heat, then add the ingredients marked with ♥ to taste.
5. Season with grated Parmesan cheese and parsley.
6. Add plenty of melting cheese and make soup pasta meal out of it.
7. Or, use it as topping for buttered rice with cheese and make doria.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is the veggie soup my mom would make for me when I was a child.