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Italian Minestrone Soup Recipe

Italian Minestrone Soup

This is a great recipe for Minestrone, with many ingredients for many guests.

What you'll need

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1/2 small cabbage, shredded
  • 2 leeks-white part only-cleaned and sliced
  • 1 cup canned white beans
  • 1 cup sliced frozen carrots
  • 2 potatoes, scrubbed and diced
  • 2 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 6 cups water or stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 or 2 zucchini, sliced thin
  • 3/4 cup frozen green beans
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cups cooked ditalini or other small pasta
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Notes:

Yields 6 to 10 servings

How to make it

  1. Heat oil in a skillet and add garlic, onion, leeks, and cabbage. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add contents of skillet plus remaining ingredients (except Parmesan) to a pot on high heat.
  3. Bring to a boil then drop heat to a simmer for 30 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Stir in Parmesan cheese and serve.

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