Photo of Minestrone by WW


Total Time
55 min
25 min
30 min
This healthy, filling soup comes from our UK site. Make it once and it will be your instant favourite!


Cooking spray

1 spray(s), (5 one-second sprays per serving)

Uncooked onion(s)

1 large, chopped

Uncooked celery

2 stalk(s), medium, chopped

Uncooked carrot(s)

1½ medium, chopped

Uncooked rutabaga(s)

8 oz, chopped

Vegetable bouillon cube

2 cube(s), dissolved in 3 1/2 cups hot water

Canned tomatoes

14 oz, chopped

Dried oregano

2 tsp(s), or a combination of dried Italian herbs

Uncooked whole wheat pasta

1 oz, shells or other small shape

Table salt

tsp(s), or to taste

Black pepper

pinch, freshly ground, or to taste

Fresh parsley

1 tbsp(s), fresh, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Coat a large saucepan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, carrots and rutabaga; cook for about 3 minutes.
  2. Pour in prepared vegetable stock; add tomatoes and oregano. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer over a very low heat for about 15 minutes.
  3. Add pasta to saucepan. Cook until pasta is tender, about 10 minutes more. Taste soup and season to taste as necessary. Ladle into individual serving bowls and sprinkle with parsley.
  4. Cook's tip: Cool, cover and refrigerate any soup that you don’t use, and eat within three days, or freeze the soup to use another time.