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Mama Mia's Minestrone Soup

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This is a recipe that my mom got from a friend.  My mom made this Mama Mia’s minestrone soup a little bit ago and brought me some.  I snapped a picture before I ate it.  It was so yummy I had to share this recipe.  Plus, if I made it no one in my house would eat it.  The soup has too many veggies for my family.  I absolutely loved it.  This minestrone soup is a little different because it all starts with some bacon, which gives this soup wonderful flavor.  Delish!

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Here is what you need to make the
Mama Mia’s Minestrone Soup

  • BACON
  • ONION
  • CELERY
  • CANNED ITALIAN STEWED TOMATOES
  • BEEF BROTH
  • TOMATO JUICE
  • CANNED NORTHERN WHITE BEANS
  • CANNED GREEN BEANS
  • CARROTS
  • SHREDDED CABBAGE
  • WATER
  • THYME
  • BASIL
  • OREGANO
  • SHELL MACARONI (ROTINI OR SHELLS WORK WELL)
  • PARMESAN CHEESE
Mama Mia's Minestrone | realmomkitchen.com

Mama Mia’s Minestrone Soup

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Mama Mia's Minestrone | realmomkitchen.com
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Ingredients
  

  • ½ lb bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 2 cans Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 2 cans beef broth
  • 2 small cans tomato juice
  • 1 can northern white beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can green beans UNDRAINED
  • 3 carrots cut into chunks
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage not the pre-cut coleslaw mix, it’s too stringy when cooked
  • 2 cups of water
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ¼ tsp basil
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • 1 cup of shell macaroni rotini or shells work well
  • Parmesan cheese for serving

Instructions
 

  • In a soup pot, sauté the onion and celery in bacon grease until tender.
  • Add in the stewed tomatoes, beef broth, tomato juice, white beans, green beans, carrots, cabbage, water, thyme, basil, and oregano. Bring to to a boil, then reduce to simmer.  Simmer until vegetables are tender.
  • Then add the macaroni. Cook until macaroni is tender.  Top each bowl with Parmesan cheese to serve.
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7 Comments

  1. Nispera li min qaleb din ghall-Malti jaf isajjar ftit izjed minn hekk!
    “I assolutament iħobb dan”!

  2. I made this soup last weekend. I omitted the cabbage as that’s just not my thing. It was wonderful! So many vegetables and that little hint of bacon flavor really adds a lot. My only suggestion is that you cook the pasta separately as the noodles absorb so much of the liquid after you refrigerate the left-overs. I am going to make this and the Chicken Enchilada soup over Christmas when I have a house-full of family.

  3. Also,
    if you can get it from the grocery store cheese counter a piece of parmesan cheese rind in the soup as it cooks adds great flavor!

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  5. Do you know what I could substitute for the cabbage as I don’t like it? Also, what meat could be used with this?

  6. Mmmm, sounds yummy. With the cabbage, how finely do you shred it? I couldn’t see it in the picture, so I was just wondering. Thanks!