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One-pot Minestrone - for when your kitchen's in boxes

One-pot Minestrone - for when your kitchen's in boxes

While you’re unpacking your new home, cooking may be the last thing on your mind. Thankfully our mover’s minestrone can be cooked with little effort and even less equipment. Don’t worry about hunting through all those boxes to find your entire kitchen set, we’ve got a healthy and hearty dish that needs nothing more than one pot, a knife, and a spoon.

This classic Italian soup is versatile enough to be adapted for anyone’s tastes, so it is an easy crowd pleaser for the family. To start, put down your box cutter and simply find a handful of ingredients:

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves finely diced
  • 2 cup diced white onions
  • 1 chopped zucchini
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 chopped carrots
  • 3 cups of vegetable stock
  • 1 can red kidney or butter beans, drained
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups of baby spinach
  • ½ cup of pasta of your choice
  • Handful of parsley and basil to taste
  • Parmesan to serve
One-pot Minestrone - for when your kitchen's in boxes

 

Method

  1. In a large pot, stir in and fry chopped onions, garlic, celery and zucchini in olive oil.
  2. Stir in diced carrots, tomatoes, and drained beans. 
  3. Season with salt, pepper, parsley, and basil to taste. 
  4. Stir in vegetable stock, broth and shell pasta. 
  5. Add fresh baby spinach, and bring to a boil. 
  6. Reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes with lid on.

Bon Appétit! 

If your freezer is already set up, it’s easy to freeze a few serves for future lunches. And if you haven’t unpacked the plates yet, you can eat it out of a travel mug. 

To help ensure the lights are on and the fridge is powered when you need it, book your move with us in advance.