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Sopa de Menestrón aka Latin Style Minestrone Soup | URBAN BAKES

Sopa de Menestrón aka Latin Style Minestrone Soup

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  • Author: URBAN BAKES
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 9 servings 1x
  • Diet: Low Lactose



Warm up in this chilly weather with bowlful of a Delicious Latin Twist on the classic Minestrone Soup aka Sopa de Menestrón.


Units Scale
  • 1 pound cubed pork
  • 1/4 box spaghetti, cut in halve
  • 1 cup canned green peas
  • 1/2 cup carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup canned small white beans
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon achiote paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon adobo
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped plus additional for garnishing
  • Parmesan cheese, shredded (optional)


  1. Fill a large pot half full of water, about 1 gallon and set heat on high to a boil. Add pork and continue to boil for 10 minutes. Add spaghetti, peas, carrots, garlic, salt and pepper. After 2 minutes add rice and beans; stir.
  2. In a medium pan on medium-high heat, melt butter. Saute onions, tomatoes and achiote paste, about 5 minutes or until onions become translucent and the tomatoes break down. Transfer all contents including its juice into the pot. Add adobo, milk and parsley; stir.
  3. Cover pot and allow soup to boil until spaghetti is al dente.
  4. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with Parmesan cheese and parsley, if desired.
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: Latin

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