Minestrone Soup For One

Minestrone for one

Simple to make and guaranteed to warm you up on a cold night, this Minestrone soup is a real winner! You can easily scale up the ingredients to feed a family or ensure you have leftovers for lunch.

5 min prep | 30 min cooking | Serves 1


  • 2 pieces of streaky bacon
  • ½ tablespoon of olive oil
  • ¼ onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ a can of Cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ can diced tomatoes
  • ¾ cup frozen vegetables
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ground pepper to taste
  • ½ cup of seashell pasta or similar
  • parmesan to serve (optional)


  1. Cook bacon in a medium-sized pot over medium heat until crispy. Remove from the pot and place on a paper towel to absorb excess fat. cut into bite size pieces.
  2. Using the same pot, add the olive oil and cook the onion for 2-3 minutes, until translucent.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  4. Stir in the Worcestershire Sauce, beans, diced tomatoes and frozen vegetables. Stir for 1 minute.
  5. Add the chicken stock and stir in the cooked bacon.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a gentle boil.
  7. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the pasta and cook on a low heat until it is al dente, about 4 minutes.
  9. Pour into a bowl, top with the cheese, and enjoy!