Comfort Minestrone

Minestrone soup in a purple bowel with a dollop of green pesto on top.

When I was growing up, my mum would make minestrone on Sunday evenings. At least, she called it “minestrone”. It was composed from a dried packet soup, whatever vegetables she had lying around, and a tin of baked beans. The result was very salty and mainly tasted of baked beans. I loved it though.

I make my version slightly more traditionally, with real stock and no baked beans. It’s still one my comfort foods.

2 thoughts on “Comfort Minestrone

    • She learned to cook during rationing and baked beans featured pretty heavily now that I come to think about it. There was a spicy bean soup which was a tin of tomato soup, tin of baked beans and a teaspoon of chilli powder. There was a also a sausage casserole which was sausages with a tin of baked beans and some sliced potatoes on top. Awesomeness.

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