Autumn Minestrone

Autumn Minestrone
Serves 6-8 Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes


  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 x 420 g cans Wattie’s Extra Rich and Thick Condensed Tomato Soup
  • 1 bay leaf
  • sprig of rosemary
  • ¼ cup orzo pasta (risoni)
  • 425 g can Craig’s Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ x 700 g bag Wattie’s frozen Super Mix Vegetables
  • grated Parmesan, to serve
  • 1 handful chopped parsley to serve


1. Heat a dash of oil in a large saucepan. Add onion and celery and cook over medium heat until the vegetables have softened. Pour over the 2 cans Wattie’s Extra Rich and Thick Condensed Tomato Soup and add 3 cans of water. Add bay leaf and rosemary. Stir while bringing to the boil.

2. Add orzo pasta and simmer for 5 minutes. Add Craig’s Red Kidney Beans and Wattie’s frozen Super Mix Vegetables. Stir and bring back to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes until vegetables are tender and orzo is cooked. Season to taste.

3. Remove the herbs, garnish with grated Parmesan and chopped parsley, and serve with crusty bread.