Real Italian Minestrone Soup

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Terri Slotterback

By
@mollyspitcher

My Aunt got this recipe from an Italian chef in center city Philly way back in the 50's My family loves it. I think it's very easy and especially delicious with a loaf of crusty Italian bread and butter.

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Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6 - 8
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb.
    salt pork diced
  • 2
    medium onions diced
  • 1
    clove garlic diced.(i use more it's optional)
  • 1/2 c
    sliced celery
  • 1/2 c
    sliced carrots
  • 1/4 c
    chopped parsley
  • 1 c
    chopped cabbage
  • 1 1/2 c
    chick peas
  • 1 16oz can(s)
    diced tomatoes
  • 1 qt
    chicken broth (fresh or canned)
  • 1/2 tsp
    basil
  • 1/4 tsp
    thyme
  • 1/2 c
    broken spaghetti
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 c
    chopped escarole or 1/4 c chopped frozen spinach
  • 1 c
    kidney beans, canned

How to Make Real Italian Minestrone Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. Brown salt pork and onions in large pot.
    Add garlic, celery, carrots, cabbage & parsley
    Add 4 cups chicken broth and everything else except the last five ingredients Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Add escarole or chopped spinach & spaghetti. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Serve and sprinkle the cheese on top of each serving
    Top it off with fresh crusty Italian Bread and butter.
    You can double or triple this recipe according to your needs.

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