Mama Mia's Minestrone

Foodista Cookbook Entry

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


1/2 pound Bacon
1 whole Large Onion, Chopped
1 cup Celery, Chopped
1 ounce can (15 Can) Northern (white) Beans, Drained And Rinsed
1 ounce can (14.5 Can) Cut Grean Beans, Undrained
3 whole Carrots, Cut Into Chunks
2 cups Shredded Cabbage (not The Pre-cut Coleslaw Mix, It’s Too
2 cups Water
1/2 teaspoon Thyme
1/4 teaspoon Basil
1/4 teaspoon Oregano
1 cup Macaroni (rotini Or Shells Work Well)


Cook bacon in a saute pan. Remove from pan, reserving bacon grease.
Saute the onion and celery in bacon grease until tender.
Add bacon, celery, and onion to soup pot. Add all the remaining ingredients except the pasta.
Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer until vegetables are tender.
Add macaroni and cook until it is tender. Top each bowl with Parmesan cheese to serve.




This is a recipe that my mom got from a friend. My mom made this 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!




Friday, February 26, 2010 - 2:08pm


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