Monday, 21 July 2014

Slimming World - Ham Minestrone

Serves 4 

Ready in 35-40 minutes
Freezer Friendly

Syns - Free on Extra Easy


2 medium onions, peeled and finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
3 sticks celery, cut into 1cm/½in dice
2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1cm½in dice
400g can chopped tomatoes
794ml/28fl oz vegetable stock
57g/2oz dried pasta shells
198g/7oz canned cannellini beans, drained
198g/7oz lean ham, cut into small pieces
4 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Place a large saucepan over a medium heat and add the onions, garlic, celery, carrots, tomatoes, and stock. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes.

2. Stir in the pasta, cannellini beans and ham and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the pasta is just tender.

3. Stir in the chopped parsley, season well and remove from the heat. Serve ladled into warmed bowls and eat immediately.

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