Minestrone Soup with Bacon

5 from 1 vote
Total Time 40 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6


  • 200 g bacon
  • 1 onion
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 3 zucchini
  • 6 tomato
  • 400 g canned peas
  • 4 liters of water
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt, pepper to taste


  • Chop up the bacon.
  • Heat some olive oil in a saucepan and fry the bacon over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
  • Cut all vegetables into small cubes. Grate the garlic.
  • Cook the onions, carrots and garlic until the vegetables are soft.
  • Add bell peppers, zucchini, tomatoes and cook until zucchini is tender.
  • Pour the spices into a saucepan and cover the vegetables with water.
  • Bring the soup to a boil and simmer over low heat for 15-30 minutes, constantly removing the foam and fat from the surface.
  • Pour green peas into the soup 2-3 minutes before cooking.
  • Your minestrone is ready, serve it quickly.
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