At Home With Our Family - Cameron's Quick Pantry Minestrone

At Home With Our Family - Cameron's Quick Pantry Minestrone
Cameron shows how to make soup using whatever you have in your pantry.


  • Oil for sautéing
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced rosemary leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 450g chopped tomatoes (from can or box)
  • 8 cups liquid (water, stock, or any combination thereof!)
  • 2 15-ounce cans navy beans (or kidney beans)
  • 1 parmesan rind (if you have one in your fridge)
  • 8 ounces fresh green beans, cut into ½ inch pieces (or 1 can green beans, drained)
  • 1 cup dried pasta (macaroni, orecchiette, anything small)
  • Chopped basil or parsley if you have it on hand for garnish!

At Home With Our Family - Cameron Mathison Quick Pantry Minestrone Soup - Home & Family

Serves 6-8


1. Make the soup base: heat oil in Dutch oven or stock pot, sauté onion, carrot, celery, and minced rosemary. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until vegetables are softened, 10-15 minutes, stirring to prevent burning. Add oil as necessary. 

2. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant. 

3. Add tomatoes, stir and cook until the liquid has cooked off, 5-7 minutes.

4. Add beans and whatever liquid you plan to use, as well as the parmesan rind if you have it. Bring to a boil, drop to simmer, cook for at least 10 minutes and up to 2 hours before adding final ingredients. 

5. When ready to serve, add dried pasta and green beans, stir and cook for 10-15 minutes, until both are tender. 

6. Stir in chopped herbs just before serving. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

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