Tuesday, March 10, 2015

{Recipe}Mix & Match Minestrone

I posted this photo of some minestrone soup that I made but didn't have a recipe to share. I made it again last week but switched up the ingredients based on what we had and realized it's really a mix and match soup and easily adaptable to your tastes.
Mix & Match Minestrone:
Chop 2-3 cups of "hard" veggies (I like onions, celery & carrots.  Bell peppers and green beans would work well too.)
Saute veggies in olive oil in a large pot for 5-10 minutes. Add a few cloves of minced garlic if you like.
Add in:
1-2 cans of beans of your choice (rinsed and drained)
1-2 cans of tomatoes (diced, crushed, whole, mashed up)
1-2 TBS tomato paste (optional)
1/2 - 1 cup dried pasta (you could add rice instead)
4 cups broth (I use veggie)
1-2 cups water (depending on how much pasta you have added)
Seasonings: 1-2 tsp of oregano, rosemary, basil or Italian seasoning, 1 bay leaf, salt & pepper,
dash of crushed red pepper or hot sauce
Stir to combine ingredients. Bring to a boil then turn the heat down and simmer until pasta is done.
Add in "soft" veggies like chopped zucchini and spinach. (You could add frozen corn or peas here too).
Simmer until veggies are cooked.
Soup's on!
Top with parmesan (or any other cheese, or not).
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Tamar SB said...

I used to love a minestrone at our local family Italian place growing up! Looks super tasty!

Creations By Cindy said...

Ooh that looks so good! I love soup and I love it all year! Thanks for the recipe. Pinning this. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Carla from The River said...

Yummy. Thank you for sharing.

Clairejustine oxox said...

Whoo this looks nice and tasty Heather :) yum!!

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

This looks so good a I love that it's healthy, easy and economical! Planning this over the weekend 🌸 50s tomorrow but snow again 😞 Sat! This is a great Winter meal!

Becky said...

Yum! It's warming up here now, so hopefully I'll have to save this for next fall ;)

Dawn Gross said...

Yum! Looks like a nice soup for a damp rainy day!

laura@notatrophywife.com said...

Yum! Looks good Heather! laura

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