Minestrone Soup

This week was a good week for soup. I’ve been out of commission with a bit of a stomach bug and thankfully since my dear husband was craving soups last weekend, our fridge was stocked with all the essentials. First up: Minestrone! Always a favorite. I don’t think I ever quite make it the same way twice, tossing in whatever veggies or herbs I may have on hand. This time we skipped the pasta and made it a little lighter. Below is what we had on hand this week and it turned out delicious as usual!

Minestrone Soup
adapted from martha stewart

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium red onion, chopped
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
2 large celery stalks, diced
1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
4 small red potatoes, diced
1/4 head green cabbage (1/2 pound), cored and thinly sliced
1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups chicken broth (or vegetable stock)
3/4 cup grated Parmesan, for serving

In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, red pepper flakes, rosemary, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to turn golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Add tomatoes; cook until some of the liquid evaporates, 1 minute.
Add chicken broth, potato, cabbage, cannellini beans, and 3 cups water; bring to a boil. Stir in green beans. Reduce to a simmer, and cook until all the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper; stir in garlic. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan.

image via my iphone

  1. This looks so hearty and healthy! I’m guilty of adding both bacon and pasta to my version of minestrone, meaning it’s not as healthy as it could be….

    • raudette said:

      Oooh! I’ve never tried adding bacon! I’ll have to add that to the list next time.

  2. Love minestrone soup, or any hearty soup for that matter. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Hope you’re felling better. :)

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