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Simple Vegetarian Winter Vegetable Soup

This simple and hearty vegetarian winter vegetable soup is the perfect winter warmer and is packed with seasonal veg, beans and pasta!

Portrait image of a spoonful of winter vegetable soup being taken a steaming soup cup

A Minestrone Style Winter Soup.

I love soup, I have dozens here on my website ranging from the gloriously old fashioned cock a leekie soup through to the rather swanky tomato consomme.

This vegetarian recipe is one of the soups that I rely on to keep me warm during the long and cold Hungarian winters.

It is the sister recipe to my summer vegetable soup!

It is a recipe that I always make in bulk and then just warm it up when I am in the market for a comforting lunch.

Like many minestrone style soups it features both beans and pasta to keep the belly full too.

It is simple to make too, just 10 minutes chopping vegetables and then you simply let it simmer for 40 or 50 minutes.

Portrait overhead image of a winter vegetable soup served in a white cup

Ingredient Guide.

You can throw in any root vegetables that you like into this recipe.

I have used celery, celeriac, carrots, parsnip and onion but you should not feel constrained!

I have added pumpkin, sweet potato, swede and turnip in the at various times and they all work out well.

If you do decide to add potatoes you need to make sure that you add waxy potatoes. This is because floury potatoes break down and make a gloopy mess!

As for the pasta you want something 5mm-1cm in length.

If I have found myself short I break up bucatini or spaghetti into short lengths.

Portrait image of a winter vegetable soup served in a large cup with soup printed on the front

Hints and Serving Suggestions.

As far as I am concerned this soup needs nothing else, the pasta and beans make it hearty enough!

My wife disagrees, apparently what’s the point of soup if you can’t have bread?

This recipe is particularly good with soda bread, click on the linky thing for a recipe that I have made and can vouch for!

As with all recipes involving stock you will have to use your taste buds to judge the addition of salt.

I usually have a taste as I put the stock and passata in the pot.

Square image of a spoonful of winter vegetable soup being taken a steaming soup cup
Yield: 6 Servings

Winter Vegetable Soup Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This simple winter vegetable soup is one of my go-to winter warming lunch recipes!


  • 200 g Cooked White Beans
  • 50 g Butter
  • 200 g Carrot
  • 200 g Onion
  • 200 g Celariac
  • 150 g Celery
  • 200 g Parsnip
  • 100 g Leek
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 500 ml Tomato Passata
  • 500 ml Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 Tsp Dried Marjoram
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 75 g Small Soup Pasta


  1. Cut the celery, celeriac, parsnip, carrot and onion into a 5mm dice.
  2. Cut the leek into 5mm thick rings.
  3. Dice the garlic as finely as you can.
  4. Heat the butter in a large pan over a medium heat.
  5. Add in the diced carrot, onion, parsnip, celery and celeriac and cook in the butter for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  6. Add in the leek and garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Turn the heat up to high and add in the balsamic vinegar and reduce to almost dry.
  8. Reduce the heat to back to medium.
  9. Pour in the tomato passata and stock and sprinkle in the thyme, marjoram.
  10. Drop in the bay leaves and cook for 40 minutes.
  11. Add in the cooked white beans and pasta s and cook until the pasta is cooked but still a little al dente.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 436mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 7gSugar: 8gProtein: 7g

Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.

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Wednesday 7th of March 2018

I would love to hug a soup bowl like this right now, it looks so tasty, hearty and satisfying - my exact kinda soup. It looks amazing I love beans and pasta in one bowl with taht load of vegg - food heaven ! ;-)

Brian Jones

Thursday 8th of March 2018

Thanks Ramona!


Wednesday 7th of March 2018

A beautiful bowls with a delicious soup. Perfect for the cold days. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Brian Jones

Thursday 8th of March 2018

Thank you :)

Jacqueline Debono

Wednesday 7th of March 2018

I adore minestrone, especially with pasta in it. This looks superb and so warming and healthy! Love the bowls too!

Brian Jones

Thursday 8th of March 2018

Thanks Jacqueline!

Mary (The Godmother @ Goodie Godmother)

Saturday 12th of March 2016

What a beautiful soup, and served in such darling bowls! I never took you to be the type to own "trendy plates". haha

Mary (The Godmother @ Goodie Godmother)

Saturday 12th of March 2016

What a beautiful soup, and served in such darling bowls! I never took you to be the "trendy plate" type.

Brian Jones

Monday 14th of March 2016

Woooooooohoooooooo, I'm trendy, it's official it is on the interweb and everything... Nearly 42 years and I have finally made it. Is now a good time to say my wife spotted them and bought them :o