Sunday, November 25, 2012

Perfect for a cold winter's day

Happy Sunday sweet friends!  It's time to add another page in my "Make your Own" cookbook series.  and today I am going to share my Minestrone Soup recipe with you.  There is nothing that warms your heart during these cold winter days than a nice bowl of homemade soup!  Minestrone has become one of our favorites not only because it is good for you, but because it just plain tastes good!!
Garden Vegetable Minestrone Soup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup green beans, trimmed and chopped
2 stalks celery
3 carrots, sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
6 cups chicken broth
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup shell pasta
1/4 cup grated Romano cheese

Heat olive oil in large pot or dutch oven over medium high heat.  Add onion and cook until translucent. Add garlic, green beans, celery and carrots and cook until they are soft.  Add zucchini, oregano, basil and salt and cook until zucchini softens.  Add the tomatoes and broth and bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer 10 minutes.  Stir in kidney beans and pasta and cook until pasta is tender.  Top each serving with Romano cheese.

Such a delicious and hearty meal and made even better when served with Garlic bread.  

Yields 6 servings.


1 comment:

Holly Saveur said...

Sounds so delicious..have made a copy and will go and by the ingredients!
Thanks for sharing!