Syn Free Minestrone Soup | Slimming World

Minestrone is one of those dishes that everybody knows and everybody has their own slightly different version. This is our Syn Free Minestrone Soup recipe. This is how I prefer to make it, even before Slimming World I was making it this way (admittedly since starting the Slimming World journey I’ve started adding a lot more speed food!)

Syn Free Minestrone Soup

The truth is there is actually no standard recipe for this hearty Italian soup. It varies widely across Italy from region to region. The basics, however, remain the same, carrot, celery, onion, tinned tomatoes, stock, garlic, and herbs.

After that you can throw pretty much whatever you want in. It can be vegetarian, contain meat, or contain a meat-based stock, the choices are endless. So why not experiment by adding different veg, different beans, pre cooked meats or sausage.

If you choose to add some sausages don’t forget to syn them accordingly. We like to use Protein Food Shop Chipolatas for half a Syn each.

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You can grab their sausages in a few of our hamper deals, you really should give them a try.


We even have a special Sausage selection box! Their full-size sausages come in at 1 Syn each, and Chipolatas at 0.5 Syns each.

Either are PERFECT for this Syn Free Minestrone Soup recipe

We like to use Italian Chopped Tomatoes and Tomato Puree, as they tend not to be as watery as some others, and to make a traditional Italian dish like Minestrone you really do need to use authentic Italian tomatoes.

Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Olive Oil one is ideal for this Syn Free Minestrone Soup recipe.

Syn Free Minestrone Soup

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Syn Free Minestrone Soup

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  1. Spray a large pan with a decent amount of Frylight, then add the chopped onion and garlic
  2. Cook on a medium heat until soft, but not coloured
  3. Add all the ingredients except the pasta, cannelloni beans, spring onion, salt and pepper
  4. Stir well, and add enough water to just cover the ingredients
  5. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 30 minutes or until the veg have softened
  6. Scoop out about half of the cooked veg and use a stick blender to blitz the soup left in the pan
  7. Check the seasoning and adjust if necessary, then return the reserved veg to the pan and add the pasta and cannelloni beans
  8. Allow to simmer gently for another 20 minutes or so, stirring occasionally so it doesn't stick to the pan
  9. Check the pasta is cooked, check the seasoning once again then serve with a sprinkling of chopped basil or Italian herbs and (if you want) a teaspoon of grated parmesan for 1 syn

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