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Mama Mia's Minestrone Soup

by Laura

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
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Mama Mia’s Minestrone Soup


  • Author: Laura

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 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
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1 cup of shell macaroni (rotini or shells work well)
  • Parmesan cheese for serving

Instructions

  1. In a soup pot, sauté the onion and celery in bacon grease until tender.
  2. 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.
  3. Then add the macaroni. Cook until macaroni is tender.  Top each bowl with Parmesan cheese to serve.
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14 comments

Rob July 20, 2014 - 2:12 pm

How big are the cans of tomato juice? How finely do you chop the cabbage?

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Rob July 20, 2014 - 2:12 pm

How big are the cans of tomato juice? How finely do you chop the cabbage?

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Tanja Cilia March 6, 2010 - 1:54 pm

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

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Tanja Cilia March 6, 2010 - 1:54 pm

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

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Shoppin4Sophia December 9, 2009 - 9:59 am

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.

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Shoppin4Sophia December 9, 2009 - 9:59 am

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.

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Cess December 3, 2009 - 12:31 pm

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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Cess December 3, 2009 - 12:31 pm

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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Angelynn December 1, 2009 - 5:02 am

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

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Angelynn December 1, 2009 - 5:02 am

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

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Jen November 30, 2009 - 4:24 pm

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!

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Jen November 30, 2009 - 4:24 pm

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!

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