Friday, January 14, 2011

Minestrone Soup

This was a great day for homemade soup. I found a recipe from Ellie Krieger that I have been wanting to try for Minestrone Soup. I did add some extra vegetables to the original recipe. It turned out great. Enjoy!

Minestrone Soup
Recipe courtesy Ellie Krieger for Food Network Magazine
Prep Time: 15 min Inactive Prep Time: -- Cook Time: 30 min Level:
Easy Serves:
6 servings Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 large carrot, diced
1/3 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 28-ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
1 14-ounce can crushed tomatoes
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 15-ounce can low-sodium kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup elbow pasta
1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Directions
Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add the celery and carrot and cook until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the green beans, dried oregano and basil, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste; cook 3 more minutes.
I also added 1 bulb of sliced fennel, 1/2 cup homemade pesto, 1 leek thinly sliced and 1 cup roasted butternut squash.
Add the diced and crushed tomatoes and the chicken broth to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in the kidney beans and pasta and cook until the pasta and vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Season with salt. Ladle into bowls and top with the parmesan and chopped basil.

3 comments:

Jeni said...

Soup sounds perfect. I want to write this down and pick up everything from the commissary. Thanks for sharing!

My Funn said...

love the sound of this, will be cooking it up some time this week for sure

John said...

This looks tasty and delicious.. got to try this at home..

Thanks for sharing it


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