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Chop the bacon into pieces. Dice the onion, celery, and carrot. Slice the garlic. 

Heat a large heavy based pot with oil. Add the chopped bacon and cook until golden brown. Add the onions and garlic, cook until translucent.  Add the celery and carrot, sauté for 1-2 minutes stirring often. Add the passata, veggie stock, water, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and salt. Cover with a lid and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Stir the pot at intervals to avoid the bacon sticking to the bottom of the pot. 

Drain and rinse the cannellini beans. Add the cannellini beans and macaroni pasta. Cook for a further 7-8 minutes.  

Remove from the heat and add the parmesan cheese. 

Season with salt and pepper as required. 

To serve: Divide the soup into bowls, add LeaderBrand Wild Rocket on top & garnish with extra parmesan cheese. 

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Servings per package: 2.5

Serving Size:40 g

Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy  38 kJ 95 g
Protein 1.3 g 3.2 g
Fat, Total 0.2 g 0.5 g
– saturated <0.1 g <0.1 g
Carbohydrate 0.1 g 0.2 g
– sugars 0.1 g 0.2 g
Dietary Fibre 0.9 g 2.3 g
Sodium 5 mg 13 mg
Vitamin A 89 ug (12% RDI*) 222 ug

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.

*Recommended Daily Intake (NZ Adult)

timer Total time 50 mins hourglass_empty Prep time 15 mins timer Cook time 35 mins people Serving 4-6 people info_outline Difficulty Easy
  • 200g bacon
  • 1 onion  
  • 2 cloves garlic  
  • 100g celery approx. 1 stick 
  • 150g carrot approx. 1 large carrot  
  • 1 tsp olive oil 
  • 700ml passata  
  • 1 cup vegetable stock  
  • 1 cup water 
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste  
  • 1x 300g can cannellini beans 
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 
  • Salt  
  • Pepper  
  • 1 cup macaroni elbows pasta 
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese 


  • 4-6 handfuls LeaderBrand Wild Rocket