Barbara Does Delicious (bdelicious) wrote,
Barbara Does Delicious

Minestrone with macaroni and cheese

Recipe from Delicious Magazine, June 2007
Cooked for dinner, Sunday 27 May 2007

My June issue of Delicious has arrived, and it's chock-full of warm winter soups. This one was very nice: full of vegetables and variety, and I like the idea of serving soups with an appropriate side. The article that this was in suggested removing one of the usual ingredients from a soup (in this case, pasta) and using it as the basis for a side dish. This seems to work very well. The minestrone and its macaroni cheese side were quick to prepare (probably 20 minutes, plus time to simmer) and inexpensive, but produced a few more dishes than my average meal.

Chop celery, leek, carrot and garlic:


Potatoes, thyme and bay:

Stir through with stock and tomato paste:

Zucchini, pepper, cannelini beans and peas:

Meanwhile, start the macaroni and cheese. Pasta to serve two people:

Stirring in the cheeses and a little cream:

Distribute into buttered dishes, then sprinkle breadcrumbs and paremsan on top and brown under a grill:

Stir spinach into the soup:


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