Very Filling Minestrone

Very Filling Minestrone

This minestrone has lots of ingredients and really fills you up! If you add 'spring vegetables' during this season, you can make a really colorful soup.

Ingredients: 5 to 6 servings

1 large
2 medium
1/3 to 1/2
Vegetables (to taste)
as much as you like
Bacon (block bacon if possible)
to taste
Olive oil
2 tablespoons
Salt and pepper
to taste
Grated garlic
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons
1 liter (or enough to cover the ingredients)
☆Bay leaf
☆Soup stock cubes
1 teaspoon
★Tomato puree (or tomato sauce)
1 can (250 to 300 ml)
★Tomato ketchup
3 tablespoons
★Okonomiyaki sauce
1 tablespoon


1. Cut the vegetables into small dices. Spring cabbage is nice in the spring.
2. Add the garlic to a generous amount of olive oil. Start sautéing the vegetables, starting with the harder ones and adding the softer ones later.
3. Season the vegetables properly with salt and pepper at this stage!
4. When the vegetables are more or less cooked...add enough water to cover as well as the ☆ ingredients, and simmer!
5. Simmer for a while, skim off any scum. Add the ★ ingredents and keep simmering over low heat. (About 30 minutes.)
6. When the vegetables are tender, the soup is done!! It has lots of vegetables, so the soup alone will fill you up.
7. We enjoyed the soup as 'soup pasta' the next day. Top with cheese of your choice!

Story Behind this Recipe

Minestrone is the ultimate tomato flavored soup!
I wanted to add lots of vegetables so that the soup would fill me up, and made this.