Peter’s Minestrone Soup

Monday is Peter’s night to cook, so he used up all the vegetables in the fridge to make his “world-famous” (his words) Minestrone Soup! You can use whatever ratio of veggies you happen to have on hand, or use our list of ingredients below as a general guideline. The main key is to cook all the vegetables individually. That and add lots of tomatoes. Oh, and don’t forget to season and taste as you go along!


4 sticks of celery
4 carrots
Bunch of broccoli
A handful of green beans
1 can of white beans
1 onion
4 cloves of garlic
4 cups of chicken stock (to start)
1 can of tomato paste
3 blanched tomatoes
4 chopped and crushed tomatoes
2 cups of pasta
2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh oregano & 1 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt & Pepper to taste


Chop up all your vegetables
Cook everything separately, since all the vegetables cook at different rates
Add the onions, garlic and spices to the chicken stock
Add your vegetables to the pot as you cook them
Add all the tomatoes
Add the can of white beans
Add the pasta
Season to taste
Simmer at least 5 minutes, longer if you have the time

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