January 12, 2011

Hearty Minestrone Soup

I guess Minestrone means "the big soup" in Italian. That sort of makes sense. You can basically throw whatever you want in this soup and still call it Minestrone. I just have your sort of basic ingredients though. I didn't go all wild and crazy on you. This soup is from one of my favorite cookbooks . It's so hearty and sweet, but my favorite part I think is dunking some crusty bread in here. Maybe try dunking slices of my Whole Wheat French Baguette in here?! I used canned tomatoes in this recipe, but you could always try using fresh too! I always use whatever I have on hand!

  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup uncooked pasta
  • 3/4 cup frozen veggie mix
  • 1 cup canned chopped tomato mix
  • 3/4 cup cooked kidney beans
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp dried basil

Place all of the ingredients in a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and allow to simmer until the pasta is cooked and the veggies are heated through. It takes about 20 minutes.