Minestrone con la Zucca

Minestrone with Pumpkin

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Recipes from an Italian Farmhouse

By Valentina Harris

Published 1995

  • About

This soup always makes a good impression, it’s so bright and warming and really does taste as good as it looks! Serve it with a fairly smooth white wine, such as Franciacorta Pinot, which is a good all round soup wine. It is also an excellent accompaniment with egg and cheese dishes and lake or river fish.


  • 800 g ( lb) yellow pumpkin, peeled and seeded
  • salt and pepper
  • 500


Cut the pumpkin into chunks. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil, add the pumpkin and cook until tender. Drain and mash to a purée. Return to the pan, pour in the stock and milk and stir.

Bring back to the boil, stir in the pasta and cook until tender. Taste and season. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the butter and Parmesan cheese. Serve very hot.