Minestrone Soup

  • Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup- YUM!!!
It's even better the next day!
Plus, use whatever you have in your frig or freezer or even canned. I would loved to have used kale, but I had used it all up. If you have zucchini or squash, add it. Sweet potatoes-perfect!
I used a whole grain noodle and you could use a gluten free rice noodle as well.
Are you vegetarian? Sub vegetable broth, add wine.
This recipe is so versatile, no wonder it began as a peasant food for the poor in early Italy. It enabled homes th

Minestrone Soup

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1    onion ( large, diced )
2    carrots ( 2-3 carrots, diced )
2    celery ( 2 stalks, diced )
3    clove(s)    garlic ( minced )
1    yellow sweet peppers ( diced )
1    red peppers ( diced )
2    tablespoons    olive oil ( extra virgin )
8    cups    chicken broth ( or vegetable broth )
1    Can (16 oz)    pureed tomatoes ( I used my own-I froze from last summer )
2    potatoes ( 2-3 small potatoes, diced )
1    teaspoon    dried basil
1    teaspoon    oregano ( dried )
1    Can (8 oz)    green beans ( drained )
1    Can (8 oz)    kidney beans ( red or white, rinsed and drained )
2    cups    pasta, plain, uncooked
   to taste    salt
   to taste    black pepper
   to taste    parmesan cheese


In a large stock pot, heat to medium 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil, pour in all the vegetables and stir and saute for 8-10 minutes until softened.
Add the tomatoes and broth and bring to a boil. Reduce and simmer for 25-30 minutes.
Add in basil and oregano, potatoes and beans and simmer another 15-20 minutes, until potatoes are almost tender.
Taste and add salt & pepper to taste.
Either cook pasta separately and set aside or simmer in soup (it makes for a much heartier soup and really thickens it-that's how my family likes it).
Otherwise, serve a portion of cooked pasta in a soup bowl and ladle the soup over it. Serve with Parmesan cheese grated on top and a good hearty bread like sourdough or french bread.



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